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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

She's in surgery

Xiaoyun went back for her surgery around 7:15 am. Thanks to a great nurse, who was right there with her pain medicine every two hours, and all the prayers, we all slept last night. It was the best night sleep we've had since getting here. She was doing fine this morning when she went back, and graced us with one last smile before they wheeled her back. The surgeon said it could take 3 - 6 hours, and they had no way of knowing until they start the procedure. Since they are putting in a temporary rod, they will drop her traction weight down to 5 pounds after surgery and then slowly build back up. When they go in to remove the ribs, they said there is a chance that the pleura (?), the paper thin outer covering of the lungs, may tear. It that happens they will have to put in a chest tube. He said where they cut the ribs there could be rough end that could tear the tissue after the surgery is over. If that is the case, she will start having difficulty breathing, and they will need to insert a chest tube at that time. He said that may happen even 3 days after surgery. Just something to watch for. Will update more as we get updates. Thank you all for the prayers!!!
Xiaoyun, last night (Day 7) playing with Baba's glasses


  1. We're praying that her surgery goes well today. We'll be waiting to see your next post. So glad it's been going well so far and am sure God is watching over her during her surgery. M

  2. Praying for your sweet beautiful daughter!