Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Difficult Day

I want to thank everyone who is praying for Noah. This has been a very difficult day. The poor guy is just miserable. He wants so badly for them to take off the mask that fits over his nose. They are giving him several different respiratory treatments to try and get his lungs back to where they need to be in order to function properly. I think he hates this worse than the breathing tube that was down his throat. The worse part about it is this should have been a day of celebration. This is Noah's "Gotcha Day". One year ago today we saw Noah in person for the first time. It breaks my heart that today has been one of the worst days for him. All I can say is to keep lifting him up in prayer. I am adding some photos of Noah that were taken on "Gotcha Day". It is funny that some of the first ones that were taken were of him taking pictures of us. He was a techno. geek from the beginning. He is so smart and handsome.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you, son. July 19th will always be one of the best days of my life - the day we met you and you became our son!

Keep hanging in there (with the pain and breathing) - I'm on my way to you now.


July 20, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Jennifer and Greg said...

Praying you through from NC! God brought Noah to you for a reason. His heart is healing and getting stronger. He would not have had this surgery if he was still in China. I know it must be so hard to see him hurt especially on such a special day.
For adoptive parents Gotcha Day is a treasured day, even more so than birthdays.
More prayers are coming your way!
For Noah's lungs and pain, for mom and dad's heart as well.
Hang in there!

July 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for Noah night and day! Reading your latest blog, makes me thing of what his quote was on the kindergarten video, "thank you for giving me a safe place to sleep". You guys are such wonderful parents, and I know it is hard watching him in such pain. He will get through this, and you guys too! Know that you have a supper support/prayer system out here.
-Andrew, Emily & James

July 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Ruth said...

Iwill be praying for Noah and saying a special prayer for you all as well. I am sorry that he is having so much pain. It will get better and he will be happy and healthy. I am sorry that you all are having a sad day,but God will help you through and give you all the strength you need. Take care of yourselves and remember we all are praying for Noah and you two as well.

July 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are at CentriKid so communication is limited but trying to keep up as best I can. Praying for you all. Susan Allen

July 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Kim & family said...

Gotcha day is an Awesome day! Noah would not have the opportunity to get his heart fixed if it wasn't for that wonderful day! It is a special day to remember & we all are praying for you & love you!!!!!

July 21, 2011 at 12:17 AM  

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