Friday, March 12, 2010

Loss for words...

Surgery did not happen today. We found out at 2:30. We're feeling pretty much exhausted - mentally and emotionally.

As soon as they told us, they got Nate a sandwich, milk and juice which he devoured. He perked right up after that. That's one of the hardest things. This is the third day this week we've had to wake him by 6:30am and not give him anything till mid afternoon. It's breaking my heart.

New surgery time is Monday morning. This is hard. I can't write much else right now. We've done enough tough stuff, it seems, and I'm ready to come home! Thanks for your prayers, they are sustaining us right now.


kristin said...

Oh Carole, I'm so sorry. I know how excrutiating this waiting can be, and I can only imagine how hard it must be to make Nate fast all day, for what ends up being no reason. I hope that you can find some peace in knowing God's in control in this situation and that his timing is perfect.

Phil 4:7 May the peace that passes all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus

Rachel said...

My heart feels so sad for you right now - I can't imagine your disappointment. We know God has plans to prosper and not to harm, so He must have something so fantastic in mind . . . we'll continue to bring you to His throne as you wait.

Wes and Dinah said...

Loss for words is right...I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Our hearts ache for all of you. We will continue to pray...we feel so helpless, our tears are flowing right now with you...sending you love as best we can through our prayers to the Father...


Rachelle said...

I am sorry to hear that you are still on this emotional roller coaster. I hope you have a good weekend. And will be praying for you as you are waiting and praying that everything will be a go on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Somehow God is in this guys. Maybe He needs a few more days to perform a miracle in Nate's heart!?!? Wouldn't that be cool?

I know from personal experience how hard it is to get up early and not give your kid food or drink when he doesn't understand. We do that for Dawson's eye exam sedations annually and its really tough. We've also experienced the doctor speechless when he discovered his eye was only 1/2 as bad as it used to be. Only a miracle!

Maybe your miracle is around the corner! Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Frustrated for you, with tears flowing. What a week of preparation, prayer and fasting with no surgery, although it is in sight for Monday, but that means more waiting and you've had so much of that already.

So for the next two days, you guys deserve a little holiday with some site seeing and relaxing. I hope you brought swimsuits, and if not, that you buy them. Remember to keep all your receipts for tax purposes related to healthcare.

Do anything and everything to distract yourselves and enjoy being together before surgery. Carole, your kind thoughts of other families whose needs required immediate attention that re-prioritized Nathan's surgery is such a sign of your faith and love toward others-- as Christ would do for us. We pray that the weekend holds simple joys and encouragements to uplift you and renew you as you keep moving closer to that surgery, although I'm sure right now it feels farther away than ever.


Stacey said...

I've been meaning to comment the last few days, but it seems I'm always sitting here reading while I nurse Emery, and my hands aren't free.

Seeing the picture of Nate in his little yellow hospital gown really brings back the memories for me. It's so heartbreaking as a mom to watch your baby go through surgery, knowing that they have no idea what's going on.

Praying for you today, and throughout the next weeks. It's hard, but I think it was the one time in my life where I really knew God was with me.

Nikki said...

Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Feeling for you!!

Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

- Chris Klassen

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,

I could not hold back my tears when
I read your update. I'm so glad your Mom is there with you. I can't imagine how hard it is to stay positive. Everything will go
well with Nate and you'll be home
with Brady soon.
Take care. Nancy.