Friday was a mix of highs and lows for us.
Thomas is now on the ventilator, which is something we knew might happen as his work of breathing increased. He does seem very comfortable, and we are thankful for that.
We got to snuggle some with him which was wonderful. We can't hold him, but we could put our hands under his head and back and pretend a little :)
We had a pretty intense talk with one of the doctors. We know Thomas has a long road ahead of him, and that his surgery won't be easy. His diagnosis of HLHS is bad enough on its own, but Thomas's small size is definitely another challenge in the way.
We are gearing up for the fight of our lives, as he will hopefully go to surgery in the next few days.
Please pray for Thomas to rest, grow, and be strong for surgery.
Please pray for the doctors caring for him. Please pray that they will see his potential despite his small size and complicated diagnosis.
Please pray for protection for his brain during surgery.
Pray that he is strong enough to come off of the ventilator after surgery.
Pray for him to remain free of infections and other complications.
Please pray for peace for us, and pray that our faith will remain strong.
I don't know how we would get through this without all of your support, prayers, and words of encouragement. Thank you so much.
1 Tim 4
That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
Melissa, TJ & Thomas :)
Here is our address for those of you who have been asking
Ronald Mcdonald House
795 Gatewood Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329