|Lucky # 14 !!!|
|Hospitals are a busy place.|
Despite the rush that was going on behind the "curtain walls"of the pre-op ward, we sat quietly anxious for this all to be over. We were on the final leg of the journey. Today was it. Today the holes where the feeding tubes once lived would be closed. A new life with a new reality was about to begin. The past may have been feeding tubes, but the future was real food.
|IV delivers hydration.|
|Nurses take the "vitals" before surgery.|
Moments later a man in scrubs appeared, and he began to explain his plan for the anesthesia to keep Christopher comfortable and asleep during the surgery. As he started to go down the legally required list of possible adverse side effects, the familiar face of the surgeon emerged from behind the curtain. She was upbeat and excited. Today was not the usual somber surgical occasion. Today was somewhat of a celebration, and it was obvious that the surgeon knew it as well.
While well designed plans and well focused hopes were important. They weren't enough. Christopher, Breanna, and I joined hands and began to pray. We prayed a prayer of thanks. We told God that we were thankful for the healing miracle that He had done, and we asked him to guide the surgeon's hands and protect Christopher from harm. We prayed for a swift end to 16 long years of chronic illness and tube feeding, and we thanked God for his mercy and provision.
|No entry beyond this point.|
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this: