Thursday, March 03, 2011

I need you

I need you to pray for my 4 year old niece Sarah.

She is having major surgery (nissen fundoplication) on her stomach and esophagus tomorrow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. This will hopefully stop her chest pain and eliminate the need for all her medicines. She will be in the hospital for 3-5 days.

Nissen fundoplication is a surgery where basically they move the stomach up and wrap it 360 degrees around the lower esophagus to make the esophageal sphincter tighter and reduce her severe reflux. They think her pain is from the esophageal sphincter being too loose and related to her severe reflux.

This is Sarah's 7th surgery. Please pray this one will take away her pain.

Please pray- even say a quick prayer right now.

If you will, leave a comment that you are praying. I know that seeing those comments will encourage my sister.

One of my favorite pictures of Sarah and Elisabeth.


Here I am with Sarah and her brother, Matt.

30 comments:

Roxanne said...

Hope this will make her pain go away. It is so hard to see anyone suffer pain, but it is just heartbreaking to see (or hear of it) in children. Praying all goes well and that this is the last surgery she will need to fix her issues.

Alea said...

Praying! It is so hard to watch anyone you love in pain, but particularly hard to watcha small child.

KatieEGriffin said...

Tons of prayers for this little cutie!

Lindsay said...

I will pray for her right now!

aisham509 said...

Jane Ann I will be in continual prayer for your niece..she is such a beautiful little girl! I pray that God will let this surgery be the last one she will need and that His hands will guide those of the surgeons. Lord I also pray that you will give Sarahs parents the peace they need during this difficult time. In Jesus Name, amen!

Nicole said...

I just prayed. Prayed that this surgery will be the solution. Prayed for her safety and for the doctors to have wisdom and insight and skill.

Theresa & Mike Goodner said...

Praying for hands of the "Great Physician" to be the lead surgeon and that this will be the end of her pain! Love to Carrie!

Anonymous said...

What a great little spirit. I am praying for Sarah for the upcoming surgery and her speedy recovery afterward. Madeleine

AJ said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Sarah and your entire family, Jane Anne. I can only imagine how hard it is for John and Carrie to watch their precious little girl have to go through these surgeries :( I pray this is the last one she has to have! Big hugs to all and keep us posted on how things go tomorrow.

~Maggie

Anonymous said...

I too have prayed for success for Sarah. While I personally have not met Sarah, Jane Anne is a special person, and being fortunate enough to have met her, I'm happy for the chance to know about and pray for her niece.

Salty Mom said...

Praying for a success and end to more surgeries.

Heather said...

Dearest Sarah and family,
I pray your surgery will go well and help you feel so much better!

Anonymous said...

prayers from WA

John and Carrie said...

Thank you!

Heidi Girl said...

Sarah, we will be praying with you tomorrow as your precious little one has surgery. Our family wishes you love from Oregon

Anonymous said...

I know how scared you must be but, hold tight to your faith. God is in control and he will see that every thing happens just the way it should. Trust in God, let him worry.
Patty Tabor

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Praying for this sweet little girl!

Linda said...

I have been praying all week. I pray for your neice, her family , the doctors and nurses and you. I pray that God's grace that surpases all that this child be healed.

Shaerilyn said...

We are praying

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Praying here in RI!! I hope this is the fix that she needs!! {{{HUGS}}}

Dan Guay said...

Dear Lord,

Please, please, please!

Dan

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little girl. It breaks my heart to think about her being in constant pain. I will pray for her, her doctors, and her family tonight.

Rose said...

We are pressing in, believing for God's powerful hand of healing to be accomplished through the surgen's hands and in Sarah's body. Praying for a host of ministering angels to be near you all tonight and during the surgery. My 3 and 2 year old are praying for Sarah

Cathy said...

Praying!

Lorinda said...

Praying for a speedy recovery and a healing night's sleep tonight for Sarah and her family.

Mimi said...

I pray that God led the surgeon's hands and helped deliver Sarah from pain.

Hugs & love,
Mimi

Deairdre said...

Definitely praying.

mabmib said...

It is good to know that HE is the master doctor. I pray that this will be the last surgery, and strength and blessings to the entire family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet niece, God bless! - Kelli C.