09 Sep Update on Mom’s/Carrie’s condition: Friday, September 09, 2011
I received this email from Jim (my Dad) this morning. You MUST read it.
Praise Jesus, Carrie’s operation was totally successful!
At the time of the writing of this update, it is 4 am and the surgical team has just finished a long, 8-hour operation. The procedure was more involved than they anticipated it might be: the chief surgeon was of the opinion that there were other, smaller bleeds from the same spot in the past since the blood clotting was more extensive than expected.
Regardless, the aneurysm is repaired with no chance of reoccurrence, and all blood clotting is removed. Due to the extensive operation, Carrie will be in the ICU for the weekend with no visitors allowed except immediate family.
We are so excited that things went so well—and are encouraged to believe for a great recovery. Carrie will be under close observation for up to 3 weeks, as there are a number of concerns stemming from the original hemorrhaging (see yesterday’s post), that are still to be faced—but the Lord is with us!
We have all really felt the Lord’s peace and joy sustaining us thus far, and we’d like to thank everyone so much for your prayers! He has been so very gracious to us! We are learning to find great rest in the victory He unquestionably secured by His work at Calvary!