I'm happily watching cartoons even.though no one else is up...but that is a beautiful thing! Ellie had a great night sleep after she finally got settled in from her surgery. She is still pretty groggy but resting. She made it through beautifuly, everything went as planned and the Dr was able to remove some of the tumor. Now we wait...getting pretty good at that. Biopsy results could take up to 5 days.
Richard and I were again humbled and thankful yesterday as the pictures rolled in of our hairbowed friends! The balloons and gifts poured in as well. At one point I just stopped and cried at the amount of love that was shown to us and our princess. By the end of the day, our nurses all had pink hairbows too! The first doctor who came in had on all pink scrubs, even Richard has his hairbow in for his girl.
God is all over this place. We finally got to meet the man who would take care of my girl's head. The man who flew home early from his Florida vacation to take care of my girl. The man who would be operating within millimeters of some nerve that if got damaged, it would be no good. The man who stayed and prayed with us and reminded us, he wasn't the one who would be fixing my daughter. We love Dr. Jane!
We were also blessed with an amazing nurse who immediately recognized our faith in God. She prayed with us, made sure that we got to see Ellie inbetween her MRI and surgery yesterday, so we could pray over her again.
There have been 100 other things that have happened and Richard and I can only praise Him for it. We are a true testimony of not understanding the path...but now that we are on this side of it, it all makes sense.
Hoping to get Noah here today. Trying to figure out the right things to say to him. Definitely not a conversation I ever imagined happening!
If you have a picture of your pink bows or clothes and you didn't post to Facebook I'd love to have it, I'd like to make Ellie a picture album of all her pink friends. You can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, thank you all for your love and support, most of all your prayers....they are working
UPDATE....Dr Jane just came back, he said it looks like he was able to.remove about 85% of her mass....not the official number, but we'll take it! Thank you Lord!
A friend shared this with me this morning. Had to pass along.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV