Monday, January 7, 2013

Surgery At 9 AM

This morning as we were making our way to Rochester the sun was rising.  It was beautiful.

Two of my friends shared these truths with me! I am so thankful for his promises that we can cling to! 

From the rising of the sun to it's setting, let the name of the Lord be praised. 

His mercies are new every morning, great is his faithfulness. 

We arrived and began Ellie's pre op appointments with a couple blood draws.  It didn't take her too long and her little lip came out. 

In no time those big crocodile tears were streaming down her little face.  I am so thankful for Eric and how he steps in for all these procedures.  I would have been a train wreck today if I was holding her down. I had enough tears standing on the side lines. 

After her procedures we made our way to the heart floor to meet with her cardiologist.  Every thing looked great and she is ready for surgery tomorrow. We also met with the surgeon and went through everything step by step for tomorrow. 

We checked in to our hotel and Ellie took a little snooze.  We then headed out for dinner.  Emotions hit as Eric and I sat at dinner.  It is hard to put into words what we are feeling.  We have a huge peace knowing God has our little girl in the palm of his hands.  At the same time reality hit tonight as we look to tomorrow and what our little girl will walk through in the coming days. It is hard to believe that this little girl has only been with us for a litter 60 days.  She has found her way into the depths of our hearts.

Tonight is Ellie's last night with her broken little heart in her body.  Tomorrow she will be given a fully functioning heart. 

 Please lift Ellie up tomorrow.  We head over the the hospital at 5:45 am.  We will say goodbye to her around 7 or 7:30.  Her surgery will start at 9:00 am and will be 3-4 hours long.  We will then have to wait another long 90 - 120 minutes until we can see her.  Thanks in advance for standing in the gap for our sweet girl.  We know there is an army of prayer warriors storming the gates tomorrow on Ellie's behalf. 


Anonymous said...

You have been on my heart through out the day...praying for all of you.

Flip-flop Mama said...

What a long day I'm sure it will be for you. . .will be praying for Ellie and the doctors and all involved

Dawn said...

Praying for your sweet girl.

Sharon said...

I will be praying for you all, but most especially your sweet little Ellie. Blessings!

Shans said...

We will be praying for you all tomorrow!!!

Tim & Kate said...

What a precious little girl you have! You will be in our thoughts and prayers all the way from over here in Australia too. God bless you all xo

Fannie said...

Praying for you guys right now. I know it's going to be a long day, and God will be with you guys for every step. I' ll be praying for Ellie all day.

John G. said...

We are praying for Ellie and your family. May the time pass quickly as you wait.
Blessings from CT

Paige said...

praying for your sweet girl!!!!!! AND you both as you let her go to those you can trust and wait for her!

DiJo said...

Praying for sweet Baby Ellie this morning Julie and Eric... She is in the best of hands.. HIS!!!

See you Thursday!


kelly said...

I am praying for you right now.

likeschocolate said...

Praying for miss Ellie !

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Praying for this precious girl, the surgeon, and for you to have a calmness and peace knowing that she will make a full recovery.

Heather said...

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:8

Praying you feel the peace of this promise all throughout today and in the days to come.
the Van Es family

Debi said...

Lifting you up in prayer from Michigan.

Nancy said...

If I'm figuring correctly, she's in surgery right now. Praying right now.

meg said...

all morning long.....praying......

I lift up your eyes to the hills—
where does your help come from?
2 Your help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you(Ellie, Julie, Eric and kiddos)—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

His Promises are true:)

JLee said...

praying, praying, praying today.

Teri said...

Praying and thinking of you today.

Beth Sandbulte Musil said...

Praying for Ellie and you and Eric today!

Luciana said...

Just read this post now. Prayers as your baby girl should be almost all done with surgery. May she have a speedy and smooth recovery.
Get well soon Ellie.


amy said...

Praying for God to put a hedge of protection around you and your sweet angel today! Ellie is covered in prayer and lifted up before the One in whom all healing resides. Thank you for sharing your story and your journey. Today marks the beginning of physical healing for her heart and you can see from her beautiful smile that her emotional healing has already begun and is thriving! This morning I listened to Matthew West's song "The Healing has begun" and thought of precious is a link to listen to it if you haven't ever heard the song. It is one that gave me hope when we went through all of Lily's surgeries. May you feel and see the hand of God today. Praying!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Ellie.

Tara said...

Good to see you both this morning! PLEASE call if there is anything else you need while you are here, even if it is just a Starbucks run! I'd be happy to help any way I can.

Anonymous said...

I've been praying for sweet Ellie today! Looking forward to all God has planned for her life with a healed heart!

Lauren in Florida

Lori Friesner said...

We have been praying for you all today! Hope surgery went well. You will continue to be in our thoughts and therefore our prayers in the days to come.

meg said...

Praying for a peaceful and restful night...

Susan said...

Praying for your sweet baby and believing God has taken care of every single detail of her surgery and now recovery!!! Blessings of peace and comfort to you!!!

Cindy said...

Praying for Ellie in Ohio.

I followed your journey to adopt Max (he totally captured my heart,his smile is contagious).

My brother in law and sister in law were adopting a little boy from China about the same time and I stumbled across your blog. One day out of the blue Max popped into my mind, so I checked his blog and this was at the time you were going to China to bring Ellie home. I followed your journey to Ellie and have been praying for your sweet lil angel since.

Cindy in ohio

3 Peanuts said...

Praying for your sweet sweet Ellie and your faithful hearts as well!!!

Jboo said...

Praying for you all and hoping recovery is going smoothly.


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