Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Well, today was Robert's post-op and of course he is doing great and the doctor agreed with us about the catheters. He said we can always see the urologist later if we start to feel there is a problem, but I don't think there will be.

When we left the hospital I was so tired and a little disappointed to be leaving with the catheters that I didn't experience the sense of relief that I was expecting, but it came flooding in today. Right now I am feeling overwhelmed with a deep since of gratitude. We have really felt the power of prayers and fasting throughout this experience, and the Lord's tender mercies have been abundant. I could go on all day about them, but here are just a few;

-The freeway closing after we were already down the hill on the morning of his surgery (and then being open again for David to return home)
-Surgery going shorter than expected and the calmness that we experienced while we were waiting.
-School being cancelled on Tuesday for David
-Jet, Max, and Minkie the therapy dogs
-loving grandparents

And the list could go on and on. And here is a biggy . . . Robert has slept through the night three days in a row!!!! You can't imagine what a big deal that is. I cannot remember the last time he slept though the night it has been so long. He was always waking up in pain before his surgery. I am so, so, so (is that too many so's? I think not) grateful for modern medicine and for a wonderful pediatrician who listened to me even though "99% of the time it's nothing".

I love that little boy more than I could ever express and watching him suffer was sometimes more than I could bear. My heart goes out to anyone who has to watch there child in pain. I know that ours was a little thing compared to many others and I pray that anyone who's child is hurting will feel the love of their Savior to help get them through.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!


  1. I am just so happy that Robert is doing so well. What a blessing to your family!!

  2. I am very glad and relieved for all of you. What a blessing to be safely done and recovering well.
    He certainly is the cutest little guy!