Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Elizabeth's Spinal Surgery

Thank you so much to all who have prayed and asked about Elizabeth.

Tim took her down to Atlanta very early this morning to be prepped for her surgery.  They left at three in the morning.  Her surgery was to take between two and three hours and was done in an hour and a half!  Praise God.  All went better than great and the surgeon was very pleased with the results. Thank you faithful God for all you do for us, always.

Elizabeth has slept for most of the day and they are managing her pain well for her.  Tim is staying with her till her release.  Stephen took me down to Atlanta so I could be there while she was in recovery and to get her settled into her room.  I will be home with the other children, until Elizabeth is released to come home, in a few days. 

She is doing well. She is still on oxygen but they will start weaning that very soon.  She has lung disease so it takes a little time for her to get back to base line in that area.

She was ready to get this done and over with.  Now she is on the other side of it and we pray she heals quickly with as little pain as possible.  She wants to be fully recovered by the time ballet starts back.  It is an estimated four to six week recovery time.  I have cleared our schedule as much as possible of appointments so we can all just take it easy and let Elizabeth rest for the next few weeks.

Thank you again for all your prayers. Prayer is very powerful and makes a huge difference.  God hears our cries and is always so faithful.  May God bless you back 100 fold.

Psalm 36:5  Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.




  1. It's amazing how quickly the young ones bounce back. What wonderful news to hear! I still can't believe the surgery took only 1 1/2 hours. Blessings to you Elizabeth, I can't wait to see you back to normal. Be patient in your time of healing, the Lord is with you! Blessings!

    1. Thank you Hadassah. We are hoping she will be home this weekend and recover quickly. Blessings!

  2. Oh this is such good news. I have been suffering from an abscessed jaw. Long story. Anyhow I have been praying . And I am happy to hear the good news. God Bless Tim, he is like my Tom, caring for the children along side us.

    1. Yes, Tim is the kindest and best of men. A true gem and hands on dad. We both are blessed. So sorry to hear about your jaw. I will be praying about it. Elizabeth has been in a lot of pain since coming home and needs total care right now for a while. We had a ruff night last night. She is doing well just really hurting and uncomfortable. The pain is to be expected. Bless her heart.