Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Begging for your prayers

Well, tomorrow is surgery day. Lindsay's surgeon has decided the best option for her is to go back to her BT shunt only redo it with a bigger one. If she recovers fine from that, it will be six months or so before they try the hemi-fontan again. If she doesn't, Lindsay will officially be put on the transplant list by Monday. Please pray that this works tomorrow and that she accepts the change to her heart. We will be posting updates as we get them tomorrow. Lord, please be with the surgeons to make the best possible decisions for Lindsay tomorrow and that she has a speedy recovery so that we can get home and love on her again.
Love, Suzie and JR

42 comments:

jessica jenkins said...

THINKING AND PRAYING!!!!!

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diana said...

Dear Suzie and Jr.
I am stunned at what you have been handed to handle. The decisions you have had to make in these past few days with your children. I pray for Lindsay to have a quick recovery after surgery tomorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I know you will stay strong and get through this.

Patti VanHuizen said...

Oh Suzie and Jr.! You continue to be in our prayers. I have posted a prayer request on my blog also to give Lindsay as many prayers as possible. Good luck tomorrow...we will all be thinking and praying for you.

The Winter Family said...

Dear Friends,
We love you and are praying for you! Lord, I just pray you be with the doctors tomorrow as they perform the surgery, keep their minds sharp and hands steady as your plan is shown to us. Lindsay, you stay strong! Love,
Steph and family

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Lindsay and Cruz! Also praying for you and Jr. Stay strong!
Nicole and Family

Anonymous said...

Suzie and Jr.,

I know she can get better--she is strong like you. We have our fingers and toes crossed for her and are praying for her to get through this rough patch so she can go home with you.

Love,
Amanda, Ryan, Sonora, Maizy, and Owen

Anonymous said...

Suzie and Jr.,

The tears have been flowing just as much as the prayers have. We'll continue to lift Lindsay, and your entire family, tomorrow and in the coming days. She's such a strong little girl. She has an amazing family and friends that love her so much. She's going to come through this even stronger than before.

Aimee Gillespie

Kyle Keiser said...

I came down to Cruz's room a few times today to try and check in on any of you present, but it looked dark and like sleeping was needed. Didn't want to disturb. I'll be back at Bronson most of the day tomorrow, so will try to check in again. Prayers and cyber hugs sent your way. Sorry I missed the opportunity to give a real one. Strength and grace wished for all.
xox Kyle

Maggie Geiger said...

Suzie & Jr.,
We are sending all our love & prayers. We are increasingly in awe of your strength as parents! Your 3 children are very lucky to have you!
Lindsay has been making it through every obstacle and I know with all of the prayers she will continue to conquer them!
Your family is constantly on our minds and PLEASE know that we are asking everyone we know to lift up Lindsay & your family in their prayers.

Love,
Dan,Maggie,Ben,& Alli Geiger

Connor Dickson said...

Dear Suzie and Jr.,

Since we met in the waiting room last week, we have shared much of the progress of Connor, and tried to follow the progress of Lindsay every day. We apreciate that you have been so supportive of us as we have been going through Connor's first surgery... even as you are facing challenges of you own. It is proof of how strong your family is that you can offer encouragement to others like us. We are including Lindsay in our prayers. We hope to see her recovering and moving out of the PCTU as soon as possible.

-Eric and Michelle

Simmons Family: said...

I'm still praying and won't stop! Lindsay bug... be your strong fighting self as you go for yet another surgery! I pray this will work!!!

Andrea

The Butcher Family said...

Suzie~ Oh, friend...I don't have the words to express what my heart feels for you at this moment. Neither Lindsay nor you have left my thoughts for a moment today...she is so precious to our family. I have passed along the word of her surgery to my family to ask for their prayers, as well. Lindsay has amazed us time and time again and I am praying for her to amaze us all again tomorrow as she thrives through surgery and recovers better than ever.
This road isn't easy as a heart mom, but you were chosen, Suzie. You were chosen because God knew that you would be the best for her! Love your beautiful little princess and whisper words of encouragement to her tonight...telling her how strong and brave she is and how proud we all are of her.
We are praying...

Heart hugs~ Rebecca

Heather said...

Continuing to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Suzie and JR,

I just knew that Rebecca would have the perfect words to help you tonight...and she did. So, when you hold your princess and each other, just re-read her words and you will feel peace and hope. I never thought to put it the way Rebecca did...and that is because only she could...but it is so special.

As I searched for help for you...and myself today...I remembered my rosary beads of long ago. I went to the drawer, took them out and put them in my jacket pocket before I went back to work. I hold them in my hand and pray constantly...while I drive, when I am alone, or when I am in the middle of a crowd (picture Toys R Us looking for Spongebob)...I will keep them with me everywhere I go.

As you read all these loving notes from your friends, you will know we all have you in our hearts...now and forever. We are here for you and are praying constantly.

Linda...as a mom and a grandma, you are getting a double dose of stress, responsibility, fear, and thankfully, love. Be sure to call one of us if it is too much. We love you.

Remember all of you...read Rebecca's words...

All my love, Elaine

Anonymous said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Gracie

Tanner, Avery, Benson, and Bela said...

We will be praying as are so many others.. Oh I hope the surgery goes well and the BT shunt will work so she can have some more time to get strong. My heart just aches for you.. I'm so sorry for all that you are going through.. I hope you feel uplifted and comforted..

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers for each hour,minute and seconds of the day. I pray to give you the strength you need to get though all of the needs you have right now. I hope all goes well for tomorrow for little Lindsay. And Cruz starts to feel better real soon. Prays for the hospital, Doctors and Nurses who will be their for your Lindsay and all of your family. Stay strong. God Bless

Susie and Trent said...

We're sending lots of prayers your way from Washington! Prayers to guide the surgeon's hands, for Lindsay to remain strong and sail through, and for strength for you Suzie & JR that you will find comfort in eachother and in God's plan while you wait for updates tommorrow. We'll be checking in often and praying hard!

Jim / Tonya Newman said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always...

The Davidson Family said...

I really don't know what to say other than we are praying for the best. We are very sorry for the two of you that you have to go through this but I would say it's all worth it no matter what the outcome is. Lindsay is a beautiful little girl who is strong and has a lot of people looking over her you are all in the prayers of many and we wish you all the luck and strength in the world as you tackle another hurdle. The Davidson's

Katie said...

Praying for Lindsay and for your entire family...I've too spread the word to pray for sweet little Lindsay. May you feel God's love and peace today as He can only comfort your family and hold sweet Lindsay in his loving hands. He's there, just call on him. With you in prayer- hang in there!
Love & hugs to you,
Katie

Mark Pardee and family said...

Oh Suzie, I feel so bad for you having to go through an experience like this. Our thoughts are prayers are with you! Continue to stay strong.

Tina said...

Dear Suzie and Jr and Lindsay,

Stay strong, Lindsay, we know you can do this.

We are praying for your speedy recovery.

Love Always,

Steve and Tina

Julie Miles said...

Wow, another surgery. You guys will be in our prayers today. I know of an HLHS family here whose child did fine with the first two but had to have the Fontan done 3 times and now the little boy's doing fine. Hopefully this surgery will be just what Lindsay needs. Praying for wisdom for the surgeons and peace for your whole family and that this surgery works and no transplant is needed.

Heart Hugs,

Julie

Anonymous said...

I continue to lift Lindsay(and all of you) up in my prayers.

~Stephanie and Braeden

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family. Stay strong little Lindsay. You have the most loving and strong family. We pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery.

Cruz stay strong so you can go home soon.

We are thinking of you always!

Love,
Sarah, Charlie, Natalie, and Nathan

Jessica said...

We will pray EVEN MORE for Linsdsay!

Anonymous said...

Suz and JR (and family) - I am praying constantly for you and Lindsay today. For peace, comfort and healing. Continue to keep the faith. We love you.
Shannon

Anonymous said...

Just checking in on you guys. I'm hoping and praying that today is the day that things turn around for you all!

Love, Amanda

dani said...

All i can say is I love you guys and Lindsay will be great. God and his baby angels are looking over her today. I will be thinking of her all day today.

all my love...dani

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Patti's and I found your blog thru her website. Please know that your family is my my prayers.
~Katie~

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Aunt Retta and Uncle Wade

Stephanie Winter said...

I talked to Suzie a short time ago and they were still in surgery. Cruz is staying at the hospital again tonight. That is really the only update I have... keep praying! love,
steph

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, Stephanie...any update is a relief...the waiting is agony...we all love them so...

Elaine

The Butcher Family said...

Praying...and holding you all so close to our hearts...

Peace to you~ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

GOOD NEWS from Ann Arbor:

Hi, everyone...Linda just called me and asked me to post.

Lindsay is out of surgery. The Dr. reversed the second surgery and then put in a larger shunt...after which Lindsay's oxygen levels immediately went up. He was very pleased with how well she did. He thinks that maybe she was just a
little too young to have the second surgery and that this will give them a few months
time before they have to try the Hemi again. He was still unable to fix the leaky valve but did not seem overly worried about that. I sense that he made it clear we are VERY lucky that she survived this surgery. He closed her chest and if he needs to go in and try an even larger shunt, he will just reopen her...but he does not anticipate that happening. The Dr. said the chance of her surviving the next Hemi is only about 50/50...but if our Princess Lindsay can handle all this, I am going to be optimistic about the next surgery!!

The family has not seen her yet, and they are not posting this themselves because they need to go eat. Suzie will post later with more exact info and if I made any mistakes, correct them!

Keep all the prayers coming...I know God is listening to all of us. You are all so loved by Suzie and JR.

Love and Heart Hugs, Elaine

Stephanie Winter said...

Thank you Elaine! Praise God that her Oxygen level is increasing and that this is working. Prayers for healthy recovery continue.
love,
Steph

Anonymous said...

Elaine,

Thank you so much for posting updates. Thank God that it seems to be working. Not a minute has gone by that I haven't thought about all of them today. What an amazing family!

Aimee Gillespie

Anonymous said...

Elaine again...forgot one thing...if Lindsay continues to do well from this surgery, they will not put her on the transplant list yet.

The Butcher Family said...

Thanks for the update, Elaine...

We know that all things are possible for those who love Him and call upon His name!

Still praying!

Heart hugs~ Rebecca

Jones said...

To my heart sister, We are thinking of you and your family and praying for a fast recovery.Stay strong all of you. We will be there to see you on Friday. The Jones Family