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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MRI...check! Biopsy...check!

Now we're just waiting to see her in the post-operative suite!

Thank you for your prayers and all the emails, texts and comments here on the blog. I can't tell you how buoyed we are by your expressions of hope, love, faith and encouragement. We have even made contact with two other NICU family friends who are also in the hospital right now. With all the love near and far, we know we're not alone and that is such a blessing.

Ava's biopsy went well. The surgeon got all the samples he needed and she had very little bleeding and so far no other complications. They sent off the samples and we may get some preliminary information this evening. We're on pins and needles, but can't make anything go faster. She'll stay in the PICU tonight for observation, then it's back up to the Neurology floor for her to recover for a few days while we make the plan with the team. We'll likely be here through the end of the week. Beyond that, we've learned not to make plans.

Every breath is grace.


Abby said...

Praise the Lord for two successful procedures! We are lifting you up constantly and praying for a supernatural calm and peace that can only come from Him.

Monica said...

I was directed to your blog today and am so inspired by your family's story. What a blessing you are to share your struggles through faith and trust. As a mother of 4 as well, I can only imagine what you are going through right now balancing the needs of your family and surrendering to all control to God. You said it well, "Every breath is grace." Your sweet Ava will be in my prayers. God is good! May He bless you and your beautiful family.

SarahFae said...

Please know that I am praying for you. I found your blog through Melissa Lindsay. You are an encouragement and I will pray God will give you all you need. Blessings to you from across the river!

Courtney said...

Praying here too! We will be at SLCH on Thursday if you guys need us to bring anything (pending the tire on our van being replaced...sigh. We were supposed to be there this morning too and got in the van only to find the flat tire!).

Feel free to drop a kid or two (or all three!) off here as well if you need childcare help. :)

Betsy said...

I have the Harms family in my thoughts and prayers...all 6 of you. Betsy

Sara said...

Thank you all for your loving and encouraging comments. We are so encouraged.
@courtney, I'm sorry I probably missed you today. There have been a constant stream of doctors since we got back to her room from the PICU, so I think Ava's getting more rest than her parents these days! I'm sorry to hear about your van. I'm looking forward to officially meeting you at church someday soon.