Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tomorrow my 4 year old niece, Sarah, is having her 9th surgery at John Hopkins Hospital.
The surgery starts at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
This surgery will be her biggest yet—she will be cut all the way open (across her tummy), with major recovery time. She's expected to stay in the hospital 7 days.
The surgery is to find and fix stomach/intestinal issues. The problem so far has been that the doctors (and these are some of the best in the world) have not been able to determine what is causing her intense pain. During the last surgery, they discovered bile in her stomach. They know there is something wrong. They just have not been able to pinpoint the cause of her problems.
I won't go into medical details here but she has been in pain all of her young life; she has also had problems with reflux and aspiration (requiring to have all liquids thickened).
Please, please cover this surgery in prayer.
Pray the doctors will discover what causing Sarah's pain (and bile reflux) and they will be able to fix it.
Pray that once Sarah has recovered from the surgery, she will have no more pain.
Pray for Sarah, my sister, Carrie, my brother-in-law, John, and my nephew, Matt.
Please feel free to pass on this prayer request.
Thank you. My family appreciates the prayers.
I would be ever so grateful if you would leave a note of encouragement for them here on my blog. Or, if you are more comfortable doing so, feel free to email me or msg me on FB so I can pass on notes of encouragement.