The days go by too fast

The days go by too fast
Amazed at how the years have flown and how old we all are!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Day four...

On the morning of surgery, I called the boys to let them know Sophia was in and doing fine. Jesse seemed a bit concerned when I told him the name of the doctors working on her...he said"umm, carissa, are they professionals?" I said yes. He said, "are you sure??" I reassured him we would only let professionals give Sophia her newly formed heart!!

So, just to quickly update you...
This morning they took out Sophia's breathing tube! Two days early!!
They are going to get an x-ray soon to see if it can stay out. Pray it can!
She is doing well but has a fever still and they are checking for infection this morning. That is something we do not want to happen! Her blood pressure is still off.

We had a great treat that our nurse goes to our church and is excited to pray while she works with Sophia today! Ben's mom is leaving this morning and we are so sad! She has been an amazing comfort to us and the boys. What a gift to have moms who love us so well and are willing to drive down and jump in! Carissa's mom is here now with Kenji, and so Jesse is thrilled!

On a side note, please pray for Shane. His aid was fired this week and we still don't know why. He doesn't know yet so pray for this process. We are not sure what we will do but we think we really want to change his school.

We want to take a moment to say thank you so much for your letters, calls, and food!! We are so thankful for you all and have felts so surrounded by God as you have surrounded us.
We are sorry we have not gotten back to everyone but we will do the best we can to when we get a chance. Thank you for choosing to be on this journey with us.


Bryan and Tori said...

It's a honor for us to stand with you guys in prayer. Your love for your kids brings much glory to God!

kit elmer said...

Dear Sophia-We love you so much. We are praying for you non-stop. we believe that God is busy writing your remarkable story and that this chapter is so important even though it is so hard. We trust that God has you in the palm of His hand is preparing you for beautiful things in the future. You are so special to us and we can't wait to hug you and kiss you. Love-Greg, Kit, Juliann and Riley

Ali and Mtube said...

Sophia, Ben, Carissa, Shane & Jesse,
We are so grateful for your friendship and inspired by your closeness and trust in God for all things. We are continuously praying for strength, healing, and a bright fighting spirit, (yet restful) for Sophia. For peace in God, trust, and strength for Carissa and Ben. And for peace, patience and understanding for the boys. I am sorry we are not around more now, but you are all in our daily thoughts and prayers and we promise to come see you all soon! xoxoxoxo. GET WELL SOPHIA we love you!
Love, Ali & Mtube