Monday, March 23, 2009

Pray for Hope

Hope has had a great morning. Grandpa says she was wide awake and "it must be nice not knowing what's ahead." They took Hope down to the OR for her reconnection surgery. The doctors expect this surgery to last around 3 hours. Please pray for the doctors, that they will have skilled hands. Pray for Hope, that she will handle the procedure well and bounce back quickly. And pray for Hope's family as they wait anxiously, knowing that it is out of their hands.

UPDATE***** 2.35pm EST*****

Hope is out of surgery. The doctors said everything went well. They found a small obstruction in her lower bowel which they think may have been the cause of the infections. They pushed that through fine. They also removed her appendix for good measure so she won't have to worry about complications with that later. She is back on the ventilator and will be for a few days but looks like everything went well.


  1. I'm glad things went well for Hope...what a relief! Will pray for a very speedy recovery!

  2. Fantastic news! You'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We wish Hope a quick recovery.

    Jessica Freedman

  3. Wonderful news! What a relief to have the surgery over with and maybe the cause of her repeated infections as well. We're praying for a complete recovery and healing for Hope and some less stressful days for the rest of you.
    The Weidens

  4. patdurham@aol.comMarch 23, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    WE are glad to hear that the surgery went well. It was great to see and hear Grandpa Dave yesterday at church.
    Pat Durham

  5. Glad to hear everything went well, we'll be sending prayers and good wishes Hope's way. Thanks for keeping everyone up to date on the Hope news.
    Evan & Carrie

  6. So glad to hear the surgery went well. We will keep Hope and the rest of the family in our prayers. Try and get some well deserved rest tonight as I'm sure all of you are exhausted.

    Hugs to all and God bless,
    Carol Z.

  7. Hello Hope and family,
    What an answer to prayers! You are an amazing little girl. Praise God.
    Marcia Pinder