Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Better Day So Far

Again, defying expectations we slept a solid uninterupted six hours. We know people have prayed specifically for that, thanks.

Every day Evie has been improving. She is still off the breathing tube, she is more awake now. The nursing staff here in the NICU is absolutely fantastic. When we woke up to go visit her, we found her "cuddling" one of the little teddy bears we placed in her bed. Our hearts burst with happiness.

This morning we met with the Nurse Practitioner from the Operating room and she described in detail the surgery Evie will undergo. As she described it, Nicole says she felt like throwing up at the thought of such a massive and invasive procedure. Still, we were reassured by her optimism. In fact, we are very happy that the doctors expect to do everything in one surgery and all with native tissues.

The one dissapointment we've faced today is that Evie's surgery has been rescheduled for Monday. We are dissapointed at the delay, but at the same time this means the doctors are confident in Evie's stability.

I can never say this enough, but we thank every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for your loving encouragement.


Becky said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to get some sleep, and to hear that the doctors sound so optimistic about the surgery. Like you said, it is a great source of hope!

I will be thinking of you all this weekend!


dave said...


Praying for you all!

I also wanted to let you know that we live 1 block west of Lincoln/Diversey (about a mile from Childrens). If you guys want to have our keys, we will be gone Thur-Sunday (for you two or your family). Just call my cell 773.484.8881 if you are interested.

dave said...

Sorry...Dave Healing on the above post.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all the time.

Sarah said...

We are confident that God has his mighty hand on all of you. We are praying for you, especially for the healing and recovery of little Evie.

Sarah, Rolf, and Isaak

Lizbette said...

Hello Matt, Nicole and Evie,
I just want to let you know that I have all three in my thoughts and prayers. Remember that God does not allow anything to happen that we cant handle so trust in His word. Trust the He has everything in control.

Iris said...

Matt, Nicole and Evie,

Our constant thoughts and prayers are with you these days...we have heard of many successful outcomes of this same condition and surgery and are claiming the same for Evie. Tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, we will be thanking God for Evie's life, her wonderful parents and grandparents, for the skillful doctors and nurses, and most of all for His miracles! Our whole church is praying for you. Much love, Aunt Iris

Anonymous said...

Praying for you both. Hannah and I both are for sure. Let us know if you need anything from far away. Our hearts and minds are on you and with you.