Friday, August 1, 2008

Gracie's surgery

Grace's surgery went well today and I am so glad to have her tucked into her cozy bed sleeping. She was so brave and such a trooper--I'm so proud of her. This is the second surgery she's had on her eyes to try and align the pupils. She's either been cross-eyed or had one eye looking outward her whole life, and now her eyes are in alignment. The doctor is hopeful that this will be the last surgery to correct this problem (I hope so too!) Thank you, everyone, for your prayers in her behalf. Phillip and I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful support system during times like this. A couple days ago Grace told me that she loves Jesus because "He snuggles with me tight". I have no doubt that he was snuggling with her today. This is the fourth surgery Grace has had in her three short years, and I really can't complain because she's beaten the odds in so many areas, but it just doesn't get any easier when they take her away from us. I pray we won't have to do this again for a long time, but I'm so grateful for the doctors who help her lead a healthy life.
This is Grace getting ready to drive her fire truck into the Pre-op waiting room
Here she is all cozy and snug in her wagon in pre-op
Grace snuggling with Daddy during recovery

P.S. This is how a baby looks after she's gone on an eating-strike because Mommy isn't home to nurse her, and she decides to cry all day. Poor thing! (Although, it does make me feel very loved!)


Kristin said...

So glad it went well - I know that Heavenly Father has a hand in your lives and she is obviously very close to Him!

scottandgirls said...

We were so glad to hear that everything went well!

Becca said...

i'm so glad to hear it went well. i hope it'll be her last surgery too! let me know if i can do anything to help out.

Denice and Noah said...

I am so happy and relieved to hear that they think this will be the last eye surgery! I'm so glad that it went well and Gracie was so good!

The Ingebretsen's... said...

Hey Marianne! My baby won't take a bottle either! He will starve for days if I won't nurse him. I'm glad that the surgery went so well. Talk to you soon!