…as our dear Pop would say. That’s not a typo. Dear had a successful surgery.
It was a very long day. We have to wait until 9am to be able to visit in the hospital…not a minute earlier. Katie and I got to Dear’s room at a little after 9am. He didn’t have any food or drink from midnight on so he was getting a bit dry in the mouth. We were expecting the surgical bed for his transfer to surgery at noon but it didn’t arrive until 1:15. So much in this setting is hurry up and wait. This timing worked out well because although Dan and Jamie left their home in Colville with plenty of time to make it to the hospital to see Dear before he was carted away to surgery there was a fatal crash on Hiway 395 with two Life Flight Helicopters landing on the highway to transport critical patients to the hospital we were at. Dan and Jamie had to detour off the highway which added several minutes to their journey. They made it before the transfer and we were all relieved.
In the Pre-Op room with all the preliminary things to do and a time where we got to meet the surgeon, the Anesthesiologist and the whole surgical team. The Surgeon and Anesthesiologist both took time to explain everything that would go on in surgery and we were confident with the care Dear would receive.
All set and ready to go. We prayed together before we headed to the surgical ward. Dear let the surgeon know that we and many others had prayed for him, too. He gave us a big smile.
Here’s my waiting room team. Jamie is such a gem who thinks of everything and brought some great snacks for us all. While waiting I was called 3 separate times. Once to tell me that Dear was asleep and they were ready to go with the surgery. Then they called to let us know that the surgery was successful and the surgeon was finishing with the final stitching. This was at 5:15 and it would be at least a half hour in recovery. The Surgeon then came to the Waiting Room and let us know in person that the surgery went well and showed us what he had removed from the Carotid Artery. At this point Dear would be transferred from Recovery to ICU and the visiting window was closing fast at 6pm. The recovery nurse gave us a call and asked us where we were and that we could meet her in the hall on her way to ICU so we could get a glimpse of Dear and give him his eye glasses. It was good to see him Post op before we had to leave the hospital. We will be back in the hospital on Wednesday at 9am sharp to see him in a non-loopy state.
We are so very grateful to all of you who have prayed and encouraged us during this first phase of Dear’s treatment and recovery. Prayer has been powerful. Your encouraging words are like balm to our hearts and minds. Thank you so much!
Time will tell if he gets to be released on Wednesday.
22 thoughts on “Praizing the Lord…”
Yes praizing the Lord with you. Love you all. God is so good
I am so glad to hear all went well with your husband’s surgery. Sending prayers for a quick recovery. Take care, enjoy your day!
So thankful to God that surgery went well. May recovery be swift & complete. ~ Love, hugs & prayers, FlowerLady
…it’s wonderful to hear the good news.
Wonderful! Hospitals are such unpleasant places to be these days. I am glad that things righted around and went very well. To be sprung today would be fabulous. Ongoing prayers for restoration to excellent health.
“Dear had a successful surgery.”
P.S. loving the purple hair! 😊
Such good news.
I’ve just tried to catch up here a bit and am so sorry to hear about your husband’s health issues. I will add him to my prayers as ‘dear’ : ) I’m glad he had the needed surgery and pray he recovers fully and quickly. Take care of yourself too!
Wonderful wonderful to hear this good news. Yes, Praise God!!! Praying for a complete and quick recovery.
That “hurry and wait” thing can be challenging, but you were all trusting in God’s timing and His care. Praizing with you.
Amen! Thank the Lord, will continue to remember you in prayer.
Ellen – I have been catching up on blog posts since our return from the UK, and I was shocked to read the news about the stroke. Praizing God that all has gone well. Will be keeping you all in our thoughts!
Praise God! 🙌🙌🙌
yes! yes! yes! So happy for y’all!! I pray his recovery is swift and easy.
I’m so happy to read this good news, Ellen! I pray that he does well and is home with you now.
Rejoicing with you that all went well for your Dear!! Whew . . . days in the hospital can be interminably long. It’s kind of like a time warp when you’re within those four walls. So glad that your family is walking through this together and that you all are supporting one another. That makes such a difference!
Continuing to pray . . .
Direct answers to prayer! God is good!
Very thankful and happy to hear this good news! Prayers continuing.
I have been following you on FB and I’m so glad your husband had successful surgery and no ill effects from his stroke! Continued prayers for a good and full recovery.
I am so glad hubby’s surgery went well. Blessings to you all and I wish him a very speedy recovery.
Hallelujah, and INDEED…PRAIZE the Lord!