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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We Are Heading Back To The Hospital For Surgery

Wednesday at 1pm if you could please pray for Maggie and Dr. Kevin Kelly ... In this surgery they will be removing her skin graph from China, taking out her expanders, and stretching her scalp over her burn ... There are lots of steps and lots of prayers needed - pray they can remove the old skin graph w/out any loss of fluid near her brain (there will be a neuro-surgeon present), they have enough skin to stretch over her burn, and that it will stay expanded and turn into healthy hair producing scalp skin ... We really need the skin to stay thick and healthy so that in 3-6 months they can go back in and re-shape her skull and put in an artificial skull piece ...

I could go on and on about how excited, nervous and scared I am, but you have all heard it before ... This is draining emotionally and yet I know Maggie is covered by the Lord and by you all ... My hardest moment is when they take her around that corner away from me ... I feel helpless !!! She is in a state of grogginess from the meds and she is just starring at me ... She knows I am her safety place and they just roll away with her and I have to just loose it for a second ... Scott and the Lord comfort me and we begin the waiting ... Waiting to hear from the surgeon, Waiting for God to do HIS healing power thing, Waiting to hold her in my arms, and Waiting to go home !!!

We will be in the hospital over the holiday, so on a positive note I will miss all the extra HOLIDAY POUNDS ... That is definitely something to be thankful for ...

I appreciate you all more than you know !!! LOOK HOW FAR MY GIRL HAS COME !!








27 kind words.:

Kim K. said...

Praying like crazy in West MI for your sweet Maggie. Continued blessings to your family.

Happy Thanksgiving too!

jennifer said...

It's amazing to look at those sad eyes when you were in China and see her now! What a transformation!! It's amazing what love can do! I'll be praying for the surgery. Mine have only had minor procedures done and I know what a wreck I was when the took them away for me. I can't even imagine how tough it is for something like this. God certainly did not bring her this far to fail her now!! I can't wait to hear this sweet child's testimony one day!!

Ann Marie said...

I've endured that time when they take them out of your arms for surgery many times with our SN kiddos and it never gets any easier. Praying for the surgical team and peace for mom and dad. Hugs and love!

Jean said...

Praying for your sweet girl and for her doctor!

God Bless you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dave and Angie: said...

Praying in Ft. Wayne, IN also for Maggie. May all that needs to be accomplished and more be achieved and may the peace of the Lord bathe you tomorrow.
~Angie D

mamamargie said...

Keep looking up! Jesus will be right there in the operating room with the surgeons, holding their hands and guiding their every move. Maggie is His little princess!

lisa Kindred said...

We are going to be praying as a family for your sweet girl! I know there is so much for your brain to think about , but know you r being covered in PRAYER!!!! He will go before you, beside you and in front of you!
Keep trusting HIM!!!! So thankful your hubby is a ROCK!!!! We also are going to pray tonight for you when we meet for our adoption/orphan meeting!!! We love you and will be praying!!!! LIsa

connie said...

Gwen, you've got our prayers. Maggie is such a trooper! I can't stop crying over the video :) Maggie reminds me so much of my Kambry Hope it's unbelievable!

Amy Murphy said...

How exciting and scary all at the same time. I will for sure be praying for Maggie. What a sweetie, and how wonderful that the LORD brought you together!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Definitely praying!!!! Love sweet Maggie :)

dawn said...

Oh that feeling when they round the corner. My heart goes out to you and that trooper of a girl of yours.
Sending love, hugs and positive thoughts your way.
Keep us posted when you can.

Erica said...

Covering you and sweet Maggie in prayer. Love you sister!!!

Lexi said...

Praying for you! What a way to show God's power and grace! Love reading your blog!

Goosegirl said...

Oh my goodness Gwen, I remember praying for Maggie while you were in China receiving her. She has grown and changed so much. She is so beautiful. I am praying for you all as she goes into surgery. I am praying for no fear and good healing for her and for no fear and peace for your mama's heart. She is such a miracle!
Sivje

The Stums said...

Got the phone alarm set. Stum's will be praying for the brave and oh-so-precious Maggie.

Roger Bachman said...

Praying in IL

Leigh Ann said...

Praying for Maggie and you all...love you!

The Ferrill's said...

Praying for sweet Maggie in the morning...and for her whole big sweet family....

Kristi J said...

praying girl...great seeing yall today..i posted some cute pics of sweet mags, kj

Wife of the Pres. said...

Haven't stopped by in a long time. So THANKFUL I felt prompted to! I will definitely be praying tomorrow for you all. Dr. K. is our FAVORITE cranio-facial doc too. While we completely have trust in his work and care of our children, I know too how hard it is to watch them go.

S has had 7 surgeries at VCH, two on her heart, since coming home 2 years ago. Our little J has had one and another one coming up on 12/13. That letting go part NEVER gets easier.

Many hugs and prayers, Leslie

Jewels of My Heart said...

Praying for your beautiful Maggie and her whole family!!!!!! and the doctors!
Love you sister!

hollym. said...

I'll pray for your sweet Maggie and the rest of your family, Gwenny!
I just can't imagine...Jesusis with your baby girl and you, too!
love,hollym.:)

Machell said...

Gwen and Scott,

Albert and I will be praying for you and beautiful Maggie. Hope that you all will be home very soon. Thanks for allowing God to use you in Maggie's life!!! I know she is a GREAT blessing to you! Stay strong in the Lord. I know you will.

Machell

Kim said...

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR "STRONG BEAR" FROM HONG KONG!
LOVE & BLESSINGS,
MATTHEW'S MOM

Lindsay said...

Praying like crazy for sweet sweet Maggie. Lord protect her and guide the surgeon and give him wisdom. I pray your protection over Maggie and the amazing Oatsvall team!

Leigh said...

praying for your sweet girl today!!!

4 Blessings said...

It was so good to see you all yesterday and I just wanted to let you know your beautiful family is on my heart. I am praying for Maggie and each of you.
Hugs,
Amy