Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This morning during rounds the docs began discussing having Ta' go this afternoon for the GJ tube (feeding tube and drain) to be removed and replaced due to the intense amount of leakage. I had been praying all morning for God to open their hearts with wisdom to know exactly what was right for Tasia. To treat her and not just "follow the protocol" which is to leave the GJ tube for appox 2 months.

During their conversation I asked, since she's eating so much and not having any trouble, why do we actually need a feeding tube? And I've been clamping off her drain for hours at a time and she has no discomfort, so why do we need a drain? 

Their eyes got very big and one spoke up and said, "Wow, Tasia needs to be our poster child for this surgery! Sounds like she's already ready to fly!"

They decided to put off the GJ change until tomorrow and let her eat normally today, count calories to make sure she's getting enough nutrition and clamp the drain for hours at a time. If all goes as well as it has been going....

1  1/2 months early!!!!
They've never done this before... this is not the norm. But remember, our God is not the norm...
All glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think! (Eph 3:20)
That's my God!

Thank you Lord for wisdom. We still have her surgeon to agree to this and he was already sort of open to it yesterday but he is currently doing this surgery on our little friend Ella so we won't have the final say till tomorrow. 


Please pray that today goes amazingly well with eating and clamping the drain.

Please pray for wisdom for her docs to know what is right for her instead of just following protocol.

Please pray for Ella (4) having this surgery as I type. Her family reminds me so much of ours and they need prayer as well.

Thank you all for your thoughts, cards, prayers etc.
and most of all
Thanks Be Unto God Who Always Causes Us To Triumph in Christ Jesus!