Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ezra's Surgery Updates - 1

Noon EDT, July 14, 2015

These are the prayer requests Aubrey shared:

Ezra's surgery is tomorrow, starting around noon. We have several specific prayer requests: 1. There are several possible procedures he could have, but we won't know which one until they start operating. We are praying that he will need the least invasive (called local resection) as opposed to the more invasive (called roux-en-y pancreaticojejunostomy). 2. That he will do well with anesthesia. 3. That whatever procedure he gets will be curative. Additionally, my astute mom (once a nurse, always a nurse) noticed some arm swelling this morning and they found a small DVT in Ezra's arm. Because of the surgery tomorrow, we are not doing anything about this today, but will remove the PICC line he has during surgery and put in a new one. At some point post-op, we will have to start anticoagulation. So please pray that there are no issues from the DVT while we wait to treat it. We are so thankful we can be here and have surgery from the best surgeon out there for this type of procedure, and appreciate all the prayers! Jeff Tell

Who needs anesthesia when Nana can rock you to sleep?
Ezra was just wheeled back (noon-ish). First stop - anesthesia. 

His surgery was scheduled as the last one of the day because they are anticipating it being the longest.

Deuteronomy 33:12
"The beloved of the LORD dwells in safety. The high God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders".

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