Thursday, February 14, 2008

Surgery update

Noah's surgery went well today... he is grumpy because he hasn't been able to eat for the last 12 hours but is in a pretty good mood considering.  The g-tube will allow us to supplement what Noah takes orally so that we can get him back on track with weight gain.  

Josh arrived back in St. Louis safely this morning and will be heading out tomorrow for a big recruiting weekend in Chicago and Omaha.  Prayers for him would be appreciated as he is suffering from a wicked sinus infection that he can't seem to shake.  

Encouraging story from the day:  Our surgeon came in to talk to us before taking Noah into surgery and explained again the procedure that he would be performing.  After finishing, he looked at us and said, "Would you like me to pray before we take Noah?"  Josh and I looked at each other and said yes in unison.  God is so good. 


Katy G said...

Deb & Josh,
I just wanted you to know that the McKendree University FCA and Youth Group are praying for your family's needs... Noah's health, safe travel, comfort, etc.
The students take turns checking your blog for new news. Wee are thinking of you. -Katy

Linda said...

Oh, Deb, what a blessing for you that your surgeon prayed with you before Noah's surgery. What peace that must have given you. You are in our prayers, too!

Kristy said...

Hi, I'm a friend of Heather Stiles and found your blog through an e-mail she sent asking us to pray for Noah. He has been on my heart ever since I first read your story. Your faith and trust in God during this time is such a testimony to others - I will continue to pray for complete healing for your special little guy.

Psalm 42:5-6a
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Katie said...

How AMAZING is it that this doctor wanted to pray for you! Praise the Lord. We continue to pray for all 3 of you. We love you so much.

Lance and Heather said...

so glad to hear the surgery went well and that your doctor wanted to pray for you guys and Noah. A doctor with good bedside manner, sensitivity and love for others is so important. Thanks for sharing your heart via the blog...I love the mental picture of everyone standing behind you guys; it brought tears to my eyes.

Anonymous said...


as you were writing the update on the blog yesterday i was with your mom at peo. i justed wanted you to know the stong sisterhood of peo will keep you and your family in our prayers. we will continue to check on noah's progress and pray Our Lord will continue to watch over you and give you strength.

debi tierney


The Lauer Family