It's official: Isaac's chest will be closed up tomorrow morning at 8a! Everyone has commented on how well he is recovering from the Norwood, with one nurse saying he is the perfect Norwood case. God certainly has His hand on our boy! Even the doctors & nurses are taking note of it. To God be the glory for the great things He has done & continues to do!!! If everything continues to go smoothly & no further complications arise, we may be able to bring our boy home in the next 2-3 weeks! What a joy that would be!
Dr. Mill is thrilled with Isaac's progress. The O.R. was slammed with multiple surgeries today & would not have been able to see Isaac until 5 or 6 tonight. Wanting to have his "A" Team fully rested & present, he has decided to schedule the closure for first thing tomorrow morning. The procedure will occur in Isaac's PICU room & will take approximately 2.5 hours. We have been truly touched by Dr. Mill's genuine compassion & care for our son, wanting the very best for him. What a blessing! We praise God for bringing Dr. Mill into our lives & care for Isaac. We could not hope for more in the surgeon for our son.
I'm so grateful for the Lord's peace through this process. While watching his ventilator tape getting refreshed, I was overwhelmed with the desire to hold Isaac & be able to take him home. This certainly is a race of perseverance. How true God's Word is - that He will go with us through the fire & never give us more than we can bear. His Holy Spirit remains faithful to bring truth from Scripture to our minds when we need it most. What a friend we have in Jesus. In this world, we will have trouble. But we need not fear! He has overcome the world! (John 16.33)
Thank you all for your prayers on our behalf, for your reminders of the truth of Scripture, & for your friendship. Our family has truly been blessed by you all!