Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Surgery Update 2 "I have called Brandt by name"

We have gotten two pages from the assisting nurse in surgery so far. Surgery was underway, Brandt was stable . . . around 9am. Just heard that he is on the heart/lung bypass machine now, doing WELL, still stable...

We were able to have precious prayer time with a dear friend of the family before they wheeled Brandt to anesthesiology. The anesthesiologist had just explained a little of what Brandt's poor little body is going to go through . . . unknown to him of course . . . but they first give a medicine that paralyzes him to get him intubated, and his body temp has to be cooled to half its normal degrees for the heart/lung bypass machine to completely stop circulation during part of the actual procedure. Plus opening his little chest, and extensive swelling and bleeding following that are expected but still risky. Dr. Bradley answered my specific question about Brandt's aorta without batting an eyelash, as my dear husband put it . . . I asked him if the size of Brandt's aorta (2.2 mm) poses enough risk that he thought there was ANY possibility he would get into the procedure and not be able to complete the necessary incision and patch. (We had read they like it to be 4mm for surgery). He answered with one word . . . NO. This confidence really helps, even while our mommy and daddy hearts hurt for all the invasive trauma to make his life possible without the prostoglandins. So knowing this is what he's headed to . . . I needed these verses that Glenn read to me and to Brandt for his time today:

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name (Brandt), you are MINE.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall
not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame
shall not consume you.
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior!!!"


  1. Great news! Glad to hear things are going so well! Continuing to pray for your precious little one!

  2. Claim the promise Lindy! This is a long and difficult journey, but not impossible, because WE KNOW all things are possible through Him. Never let doubt take that away. I learned with Vance that walking in faith will get you pretty far! :) I am confident that Brandt will be the same way.