Thursday, February 9, 2012

Luke's Surgery is Scheduled...

He is such a little blessing!!
I love this picture from his first birthday in China!

As an infant he was so frail and so sickly. But he plumped up before his heart surgery in Israel - only GOD!!

Now our sweet boy is facing another open heart surgery.

His repair from Israel looks awesome but there is a blockage in in his pulmonary vein that leads back to the heart. They are concerned that it will increase the blood pressure in his lungs and cause pulmonary hypertension (which can potentially cause irreversible damage). 

Sooooo... he needs to have the blockage cleared.

We are thankful he is home so he can get this done before their are more complications. We are thankful that we can be with him before and after the surgery. 
We wish he didn't need it... but he does... I am concerned... 
I know our Lord has a perfect plan for little Luke and we are placing our trust in HIM!

The surgery is scheduled for March 14th. We will be hospitalized for 7-10 days and then a 6 weeks recovery at home.

Please say prayers for Luke!

Next post will be something light and happy... whew!

(about time!)


Lori said...

Oh, you can count on me to be praying!!

I had the honor of personally praying over him while we were in China...and it is my honor to pray for him now!!

What a joy he is!!

Nancy said...

I don't think there is anyone here who didn't pray when he was having his surgery in Israel. It really captivated so many.

Will be thinking of him!


Sammy said...

I said a prayer that God will keep him healthy and strong so he can grow up to be a Christ follower like his momma!

Sally-Girl! said...

Poor little Luke!!! Poor momma!!!

Sarah said...

Oh sweet boy...I'll be praying!

Holly said...

Oh, we will DEFNITELY be praying for precious Luke!! We are all cheering for him!!!

Jennifer P said...

Prayers for sweet Luke all around. Anything to avoid PH will be worth it. Praying for a healed heart! He is so CUTE!

Janet and Kevin said...

Praying for your sweet children and for you all!

janet and gang

Chad and Kristy said...

Jean I will certainly be praying for Luke! When surgery day comes we will send out a special request on our adoptchinakids group to lift him and your family up in prayer that day! God is so good and I am so excited to see Him at work! God bless!!!

Holly said...

Wow- Elaina is having open heart surgery on March 15th so we will be doing our pre-op the 14th. I will pray. did you get my email? I sent it to the aol address? Holly