Friday, October 20, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

So the anticipated date has finally been scheduled. Jaden will have an echo, kath and physical Nov. 6 & 7th. His surgery is scheduled for Nov. 9th at 7am. We will have to be there at 5am. When I received the date over the phone, I was so nervous. After hanging up, I broke down and cried. It was like reality hit that Jaden had to go through heart surgery again. But it also means we are one more step closer to him being done with his 3 surgeries.

We need some major prayers going now. We need to pray that Jaden remains very healthy from now until the surgery. He needs to continue to gain weight in these next 3 weeks and get much stronger so his surgery goes perfectly. We also need to start praying for the sharp knowledge, skill, safety and well being of the surgeon (Dr. Harrington) and her team. If Dr. Harrington is not feeling 100% the day of the surgery, her focus may not be as good. So if you could all start praying for these things that would be so wonderful.

We will continue to keep you posted with Jaden's health and any prayer requests we need. Thank you all again for your continued support and prayers. We know it is by the grace of God that Jaden is here with us today and we continue to thank him daily for our wonderful family.

Much love to you all, Steph

6 comments:

Sara Wester said...

Steph,
I know it's hard for you to imagine Jaden going through this again. Please know that Jaden has many people praying for him everyday. Your family's love and faith will keep you strong.
Sara

Karen said...

Hey Steph & Sal,
We will continue to pray for strength for your family and especially the Dr. and his team. You have a strong support group out her praying for all of you so stay strong!

We love you!

Sam & Karen

kelly b said...

As always, Jaden and your family is in my prayers every day. I will continue to pray for the next step.
Miss you guys!

Krista said...

Hi Steph,
What a relief to get a date set for the surgery. We are still going strong with the pop tabs, yeah!!! We will keep the prayers going for your family and all of the people involved with the surgery. their hands will be swift, as well as their knowledge and strength.
It sounds like the rest of your life has been as busy as ever.
Give the kids a hug from us!
Love,
Krista

Stacy said...

Hey Steph - Sounds like things are going great! Jaden is very strong and has already proven to be a fighter! He will fight to stay healthy and strong just like he has done before. One step closer is a great way to look at it. Keep your chin up.

You and Sal are doing a great job with your family and should be very proud. Make sure that you spend some good quality time together before Jaden's surgery. It may be a while before things settle down a bit once it is over.

Take care!

Luv, Stacy

Kristin said...

I was thinking this morning that it's been forever since I've seen you!

I'd love to spend some time visiting, but I'm sure you have enough on your plate trying to keep Ashley and Ethan healthy so Jaden stays healthy! I probably shouldn't be exposing you to MY household "germs" (ie. Alex, Chase, VJ, and Levi! LOL).

So, I'll keep praying!

~kjl