Psalm 139:13-16

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shunt Surgery Wednesday

Hey!  Grace had her pre-op appointment today.  We signed the consent and got all the information.  They also had to get some pre-op labs from her today.  It was sad, but she did great!  Grace also had another speech therapy appointment today, and the speech therapist was very pleased with Grace's progress so far!  We have only been doing our exercises for a week, so I was proud!  We will see her again in one month, and hopefully Grace can be finished with ST then! 

I go back to work next Monday.  I can't believe it's been 12 weeks!  I am ready to go back, but will be sad to leave Grace.  Thankfully, she has a great caregiver!  Ms. Rita, "Mammaw," will take great care of Grace while Chad and I are working.  We are so thankful for her! 

Some new things with Miss Grace...she is smiling more and more!  I also think she is focusing better on us and objects.  She started making great improvements in her tummy time skills.  She is also having more hand to mouth movements.  I am one proud momma! 

We have her shunt surgery Wednesday.  We have to be at UMC at 6 am.  Some specific things you can be praying for...that He would be with her doctors and nurses, that the surgery will go well with no complications, that Grace will have minimal pain, that there will be no infection (Grace will be at greatest risk for infection for the next 6 months), and that her shunt will work well with no malfunctions.  We are praying that this is her last surgery for a while. 

Thank you so much for your prayers for Grace and our family! 


  1. Praying!!! I know that God is able!!! He has brought Grace so far. She truly is a miracle and has a powerful testimony!!!

  2. Praying that Grace's surgery goes smoothly & that the shunt works properly. Please update us when you can after the surgery.

  3. I always pray for those doctors and nurses, they need God's love just as much as Miss Grace. And of course, prayers for Grace and you both! Wish I could be close to just sit and wait with you in the hospital. Some day I'd like to volunteer at a hospital, but for now, I must work so I can pay the bills! ♥♫