Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prayers please - Surgery Next Week!

No need to panic - this is planned!  Kyle will be having his hernia repair next week! March the 4th.  I can honestly say that i feel like he is ready.  When I start to think of the ventilator side of it I can go from normal to panic in about 1 second flat - so those are the moments I stop pray over him.  really and truly - and then I pray over me - my emotions and thoughts.   

The Hermann tower at Memorial Hermann Hospital is still what gets me - I think it is going up those elevators - so many times confident that total devastation is what I would find at the top.  A strong nausea and great anxiousness overwhelms me every time I board one of those elevators.  Kyle's surgery is on the 2nd floor of that tower.  So even though I know he is ready - I am a bit worried about my mental and emotional state that day.  Good news is that we should be in and out before you know it.  We will leave our house at 4:15 am!  and should be home by 3 in the afternoon?! ish - somewhere around there!  and so soon after this kyle is off of isolation!!!!  

We are so close to freedom I can smell it -  

so the pics and videos are coming soon - i am still trying to move in!!!  sad, I know.  but I will get there.

Just wanted to post to ask anyone reading to pray for kyle.  I write this not even knowing how in the world all this works anymore.  In fact it is kind of humorous to me that i actually really thought I did know at one time.  hmmmm.... funny thought.   Anyway - I still - with little understanding of who God truly is and how he truly works - I still ask you to go to him on Kyle's behalf.  I desperately want him to come through this with flying colors!


Natalie said...

I will definitely be praying and have posted on my blog as well asking for others to pray.

Trout Family said...

David and I will both be praying for Kyle. Maybe we'll see you guys at Sidney's b-day! Our new baby Bayley will be there, she arrived 1/20.

Sarah said...

i am so glad kyle can have his hernia repair surgery. i will be praying for kyle quick recovery and peace for you and john. I hope the moving goes well too!

langhofflove said...

Thank you so much for sharing this prayer request. I will share this with my prayer group tonight. I look forward to hearing about his wonderful surgery as the Lord guides the surgeons and your emotions. He is still, as always, Jehovah Rafa.

Book Fairy said...

I'll be praying for both of you. It's amazing to think where you are compared to a year ago as far as his health goes, but it still must be so fresh at other times!

Kelly said...

I will be praying for Kyle...and for you!

Tracey said...

Hey there Kelly! I will definitely be praying for Kyle, all the doctors and nurses performing the operation and taking care of all the needs during surgery and recovery. I will pray for you Kelly and for John... peace from God and trust in Him to carry you through this.

Much Love and Prayers,
Tracey H.

Kathy L said...

so glad it's scheduled and will be over in the blink of an guys are always in my prayers. Hug the little guy for us!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,
We will definately have you guys in our prayers!!! We are soooo excited to get the chance to love on Kyle next year. He is our SonKids superstar....Thanks for the update.

The Hull Munchkins said...

I check your blog often, interested in Kyle's health and development as I am also a mom of a 23 wkr. I don't comment much, but felt like I should tell you that I will be praying for both of you as Kyle goes for surgery. I know what you mean about the physical anxiety of entering that "world" again... the hospital, the waiting room etc.

My little girl has had 13 surgeries and has multiple special needs b/c of her prematurity. It can be very difficult, but the Lord holds our families in His hands. He will hold Kyle too, just as He has been.

Hang in there, and hope to read good news soon!

Candice said...

Rhys actually has his hernia consult with the surgeon the same day. I am not looking forward to his hernia repair either (I keep thinking back on the vent, however temporary). Part of me wants it over ASAP and the other part wants to put it off for a while. His hernias aren't bothering him so the biggest part of me is yelling wait a few more months! We will see what the doctor has to say. After that I will be able to breath a small sigh of relief that his surgery is finished, we made it through year one of isolation and maybe we can enjoy a little of the summer. We'll be thinking of you guys. :o)

Kim McDonald said...

I will definitely be keeping you all in my prayers.

langhofflove said...

Kelly, we are covering Kyle with prayer today.

Unmistakably BLESSED said...

Praying, a little late in the day, but still able to pray for tonight, and the next few days, for healing.

Click below to go to my Personal March of Dimes Page

Our Story

This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.

Kyle is in the March of Dimes Promo!