Thursday, November 29, 2007

Surgery

We spoke again with Evie's doctors. They have decided if Evie is to have a chance at coming off of the ECMO machine, she will require surgery to fix the remaining defects. This will happen tommorow morning (Friday) at 7:30am and it will last 3-4 hours. The surgical procedures themselves are not expected to be difficult, the remaining question is if Evie's poor little heart will finally return to function. There are many unknowns, and there are many odds stacked against her; but if there were not a chance the surgeons would not even try. They believe she does have a chance, and that's why they insist on going back into the operating room.

We may sound like a broken record, but we still feel that there is power in prayer. We believe God listens. Join us in praying for Evie. She needs help from above.

14 comments:

Happytalia said...

We are praying here in Minnesota for Evie Nicole...I trust that there are soo many people who are surrounding you, your family, and Evie with hope in God's plan for your beautiful little girl and her life ahead.

Talia

Anonymous said...

Matt and Nicole, even though we have returned home, be assured that we are with you and Evie in thought and prayer. It's difficult to put our feelings into printed word, but please know that we love you and are proud of you and admire your courage in this unbelievably difficult situation. We are praying fervently for you and Evie.

Grandpa and Grandma Gustafson

Debi Bender said...

We at Harbor Covenant are praying nonstop for you and your little Evie. We pray for straight and healing as well as God's peace tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. We lift up the doctors and pray for wisdom and steady hands for the surgery. We feel for you and wait with you in prayer for healing and grace. Love to all of you, Debi Bender

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Evie, her doctors and nurses, and for you. May our loving God hold all of you in his strong arms.
Marilyn, Grandma Norma's friend

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for Evie's little heart today as she goes back into surgery, wisdom for the doctors, and strength and comfort for you. I feel for you guys so much. You're continually in my thoughts and prayers!
Love,
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Matt and Nicole, your prayers are comming from all over the world...you have friends through grandma Gayle that are with you in prayer and spirit....We are all thinking of you, Keep the faith

Becky said...

We are praying for you all up here in Duluth as well. Thank you so much for keeping us all updated.

Becky & Ryan

Anonymous said...

Continuous prayer and much aloha from the islands of Hawai'i.

Anonymous said...

Prayers ascend to the Father's ear from So California. N Coyle.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for God's great mercy, coming in from Seattle.

IndyIris said...

Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

I don't know how to pray, but the Spirit has little Evie covered!

Love and prayers, Iris

Dawn Pearson said...

Matt and Nicole, please know that Jeff and I are praying for you and your precious baby. We understand first hand what it is to have a baby so sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly!
In HIS Grip!
Dawn Pearson

Anonymous said...

We are praying...
Ruth and Mike Baum

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole, Matt & Baby Evie..I read your upday each day,I met Gayle at a games site.We pray that all comes on top for Baby Evie. Your peace of mind is in your “Trust in God”
Who will never let you down!!
Prayers & all the best of great wishes from Nova Scotia Canada
Tennie