Today we switch lanes on the hi-way. We’re entering a whole new phase of this journey with Theodore; I just pray that we’re veering into the ‘express lane’ with a straight shot home from here… Although, the next leg of this trip hasn’t yet begun, this Momma is already feeling a little “car sick”. Traveling alongside a cherished ‘passenger’ with CHD never gets easier as the trip carries on; there’s far too many detours and construction zones. It sometimes feels like you’re trapped, driving circles in a roundabout with no way to escape, because there’s simply no cure for this terrible disease. In just a few hours we place Theodore’s life in another man’s hands, and the reconstruction of his tiny little heart will continue… it’s so very hard to believe that the surgeons will be cutting my baby’s chest open for the third time; taking a scalpel to the scar that just took four months to heal.
The hard reality is that by this afternoon, our Teddy Bear will look nothing like he does in this picture. I first looked at this image that Michael snapped and called it ‘perfect’. Besides Teddy’s perfect blonde fuzz glowing in the sunlight, and his perfectly plumped cheeks all rosy from my kisses, this picture had captured what was a perfect weekend…
It all went by way too fast…
time. is. fleeting.
And sometimes that’s okay… because if the ‘perfect moments’ don’t last forever, the ‘hard moments’ won’t last forever either…
Momma Bear, Praying Isaiah 53:5
TEDDY BEAR PRAYER
Lord, I will forever proclaim that You are able to do the impossible! I pray that Theodore will miraculously be headed HOME in record timing after his Glenn Surgery today…
1️⃣ I pray in Jesus Name that all of the amazingly talented surgeons, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and medical support staff are healthy and aligned while working on Theodore today; that my baby boy will surpass all of their expectations.
2️⃣ I pray in Jesus Name that Theodore’s lungs will remain clear, dry, and expanded; that he will be extubated right away after surgery.
3️⃣ I pray in Jesus Name that they will be able to close Theodore’s chest immediately in the operating room today; that the surgeons can properly bring together both sides of Teddy’s sternum, leaving no protrusions for infection.
4️⃣ I pray in Jesus Name that Teddy will not experience what they call ‘Glenn Head’. I pray that my baby will remain comfortable throughout recovery and with the help of proper medications, not experience the terrible predicted headaches.
5️⃣ I pray in Jesus Name that Theodore will remain and PEACE. Please be with my baby when I cannot; Jesus please keep my Teddy comfortable and not scared.
God, WE THANK YOU for placing us in the best hands; for giving us the best team of medical professionals to care for our son. We trust You and believe that You will fully restore Theodore’s health and heal Theodore’s wounds (Jeremiah 30:17). Thank you for the miracle of our Theodore Nelson.
… AMEN & AMEN !
❣️❣️ THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND PRAYING FOR THIS LITTLE BOY WHO MEANS EVERYTHING TO US… SURGERY SHOULD BEGIN AROUND 8:30AM (ET), BUT I WILL KEEP EVERYONE POSTED ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS ❣️❣️