Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surgery Day

Daily Photo #1

 This is a photo of Lauren's wedding rings, safe on a string around my neck, taken a few moments after she was wheeled back into the operating room for open heart surgery, 7:27 am on January the 11th, 2012

Daily List #1
  • Surgery was completely successful, thank you Jesus!
  • She was in surgery from 7:27am until 1:10pm
  • Afterwards she was moved to the intensive care unit, where we are staying until they move us up to the 10th floor in normal inpatient recovery.
  • She is in a lot of pain and fairly uncomfortable except when the drugs kick in and even then I am not quite sure. She is thankful to be alive.
  • She is very, very beautiful.
  • Her surgeon, Dr. Cambell, said that surgery went very smoothly and that Lauren has a brand new pulmonary valve that works great and will work great for many years to come. He also told us that they patched a small hole in her heart that they found. I am pretty sure they patch it with Gore-Tex.
  • Thank you everyone who prayed. Jesus is gracious, giving us gifts upon gifts that we do not deserve and could never repay ... but that's kind've the point then isn't it. Praise Jesus my wife is doing awesome.
  • Lauren says hi and is very glad this first day is over.
  • More to come.


  1. Andy - I'm so happy to hear that everything went well. We are praying for a quick recovery and that her pain decreases every day. God is good! Let us know if you need anything. --Mark Jansen posting under my wifes blog :)

  2. This is all very good news, Andy! You are in our hearts!


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