Monday, November 2, 2009

Post-Surgery Visit

Hubs and I got to see Chase for about 5 minutes once he was stable in the PCICU following his surgery. They had a blanket over him so I didn't see his open chest or any of the chest tubes, lines, etc. that were added during the surgery. He looked very peaceful and not as swollen as I was expecting, although we were told he would get more swollen over the next day or two. Luckily we were very pleased to hear he was already peeing out some of the excess fluid, which was a big blessing to know his renal system was functioning well so soon after surgery. We were also told they had been able to reduce some of the medications he was on as well! This is all very encouraging!!!

I will admit I'm fearful of the next 24 to 48 hours as Chase's body responds to the major changes to his heart and circulatory system. I'm scared we're going to get a call at 2AM telling us something is terribly bad with him. But I know that's just my human side trying to prepare for the worst-case scenario, when truly I should be focusing on the miracle of what God did in Chase's life today and the peace He's given me for our future and our little boy! This is hard but I know it's doable with God in control of our lives.

Here's a post-op pic of my little champ!!

Posted from my iPhone


  1. We are praying for
    chase as well as the rest of the family.

  2. Praying for Chase and for the family as you go through the next couple of days. I know you must feel relieved having seen him again. Take care of yourself and try to get some rest. Before long this little guy is going to be keeping you very busy!

  3. I hope all is going well tonight for chase. My God bless him,you, your husband,and lo. You will be in my prayers, all of you.
    Matt (newmacuser)

  4. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The next few days are hard, but it will all be so worth it when he comes home!

  5. Tim has also done a great job of updating today. You, Sean, and especially Chase and the doctor have been at the top of my prayers all day. I will continue to pray. Our God is truly the Great Physician.

  6. Wow, Wow, Wow, thanks so much for the posts and updates! I'm thrilled for you all. I'm continuing to pray for a smooth recovery time! Please let me know if there is anything I can do! Love and prayers your way! Kerri

  7. What a sweet, sweet baby. We will keep praying... hard!! Take Care and God bless.


    The Marconi's

  8. Kathy-
    Glad to hear surgery went well. Reading your surgery updates brings back memories. Your fears were my fears. It's totally normal. I remember after conquering one hurdle my mind would worry about the next possible hurdle. I think I was even worrying about his adulthood when I just needed to focus on the present. It's hard to keep your mind at ease when seeing your baby go through something as big as this. May God ease your mind and bring Chase a speedy recovery.

    Thinking of you guys!
    Silvia and family

  9. Thinking of you and Chase often. Hoping all is smooth!

  10. PRAISE GOD!! for the good report!! Robert and I are continuing to lift you, Sean, Chase & Samantha to the Lord. God has great plans for your son and is going to do abundantly more than you could ever imagine through Chase's life. Thank you for the updates - it is nice to know what is happening so far away. You are loved and in our thoughts & prayers.