Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Painful Postponements

As many of you have already learned on Facebook, Hope's surgery has been cancelled for tomorrow.  Her blood cultures came back positive for bacteria again and, as a result, they are not able to operate tomorrow.  She has been on a strong antibiotic for the last 24 hours, they ran her blood cultures again this morning, so we'll find out tomorrow if they are negative or positive.  We are praying that the results are negative and there is still room on the surgery roster for Friday.  We should receive some more information tomorrow and will keep you all posted.

This is getting really tough and we're feeling drained emotionally.  You get yourself psyched up for the surgery day and it's hard to find out at 3pm that the surgery is no longer happening the next day.  At this point we just want to get it over with, it's difficult to hold Hope and we spend the day just sitting next to her and waiting.  This morning, Shawn and I slept in while my mom attended rounds so we could be ready for the least we had a good sleep!  We really hope we don't have to wait until Monday for surgery and are trusting that God will work it out in his perfect timing.

Hope is still on the breathing tube and is sedated and sleeping most of the time.  We do get some brief periods with her eyes open but she's mostly very dopey.  It's hard to see her like this and we're hoping to get the surgery over with so she'll begin improving and be able to have her breathing tube removed.

Sadie is on her way to BC today, please pray for traveling mercies and for Josh and Amanda as they road trip such a great distance with a toddler.  We're hoping that the surgery date works out so Sadie doesn't return too close to the day of the surgery, Sadie returns with Auntie Lindsay next Friday, April 20th.  Please pray that the infection will be cleared so we can go ahead with surgery and that it will happen this Friday so we have a full week post op before Sadie returns to get us laughing again.


  1. Praying for surgery to happen Friday and for God's continued peace in all of this. Nothing is out of the question with the God that we serve. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune--without the words,
    And never stops at all,

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    - Emily Dickenson

    Praying for you.

  3. Hello, precious! Simultaneously asking God for the infection to clear, and operation to happen ASAP & saying Serenity Prayer & taking deep, calming breaths & asking for peace for you. I wish I lived closer to you so I could support you better. But your family is always welcome to visit WA state:) Loves, from Honesty & Dustin Green

  4. We heard about Hope a couple days ago and will be keeping all of you in our prayers. J & K Koop