Friday, December 12

The longest day

First of all, THANK YOU so much for all the prayers. We definitely felt them today. We had another long and stressful day.
Baby Todd went back into surgery today to have the Berlin Heart implanted. He was taken into the OR around 9am for what was to be a 3 hour procedure. As the hours past and the updates seemed to not go as good, the day grew longer and longer. Todd didn't come out of surgery until 5pm. The Berlin Heart was successfully implanted, but when they tried to take him off the heart and lung machine his lungs wouldn't do their job. This was a big problem! The surgeon was not satisfied until Todd could be taken off the heart and lung machine, this required more time in surgery. Thankfully they finally have him on the Berlin Heart and off the heart and lung machine.
We are again back to the waiting stage, with God in complete control. Today, more than ever, we relied on our faith in Jesus Christ! Its a hard place to be , but I know comes with many rewards. When we talked to the surgeon before the surgery, he said Todd has had little side affects for what he has been through. He continued to say "Todd is made of something special" several times. I give God the glory for something special!!


Anonymous said...

From Aunt Hannah and Uncle Ted,

God brought you to mind several times today. We had a Christmas party and program at church this evening. Several people asked about the baby. Some have checked your blog for updates.

CCF and we are praying.

The Amstutz Family said...

Amen to that! We praise God for his faithfulness to you today and will continue to pray for strength for you guys as Todd continues to heal. Thanks for sharing your hearts with us. We miss you guys and can't wait till you all can be home.

Gina said...

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, through out the day. Praying for peace as you wait on Him. Todd is so blessed to have such loving parents/family!

Allen said...

Hi Dusty and Jerri,

We rejoice that Todd has come through this long day, being able to breathe with his own lung power. We are praying that his heart will heal and get stronger. Also, we're praying for both of you also. God is good!

Pastor Al and Mary Ellen

Anonymous said...

Praise God that Todd has the Berlin heart successfully implanted! We rejoice with you. We are continually praying for you (our kids are, too!).