One Week and Counting

Next Thursday is Parker’s Nissen and trach stoma reduction surgery.  They are throwing a few other goodies in there too, cause as long as he’s under a general anesthesia they might as well.

Oh.  Yeah.  He’s going to be under general anesthesia.  For a few hours.


Maybe that’s what I’m  struggling with.    That first night after a surgery is brutal.

Or maybe it’s  the worry as to whether a Nissen really will help Parker’s lungs.

Or the fact that they are going to be mucking with his airway.

He only has one of those you know.

I  can’t seem to shake off the disappointing results of Parker’s  last right heart cath.

It’s shadowing each and every day, no matter how hard I try to ditch it.

Just a little FYI, I would never recommend a surgery smack dab in the middle of the holiday season.  It’s making it down right stressful.

And the whole feeling of peace and joy?

Well, here’s hoping it sneaks itself in somehow.

Right about now would be a good time.

I’m working hard to keep the faith and find the strength to just:


You have no idea how many times I repeat this word to myself.

I hold on to it like an anchor.

I know that many of you are praying for our Brave Hero, and for this we are eternally grateful.

I unabashedly  swiped  this quote from a friend’s blog:

Rich is the person who has praying friends
~Janice Huges

Truer words have never been spoken.


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