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).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Finally in Surgery

Noah is in surgery right now. He was a little anxious when he found out they were putting in another IV. He hates those two letters and every time he hears them he gets a concerned look on his face. I don't blame him because if I had been poked that many times I would be out of sorts too. They did tell me at this point that they hope only to have the breathing tube in during the surgery. If all goes well they will remove it before he wakes up. During this surgery they are going to remove the fluid that has collected around his heart. They will also test it to make sure there isn't any infection involved. He is still on three different kinds of antibiotics which is hard on his IV's. He will probably remain on antibiotics for several weeks after we go home. I am including a photo of him with two fingers held high representing surgery number two. I will let you know when he gets out of surgery and how he is progressing.


Blogger Shelley said...

Robin~ We are praying for you guys. Praying that Noah's surgery is a great success, for energy and strength for you, and for Noah's body to heal so you can go home. I know you are missing your girls and would love to go home. Thanks for keeping us updated! Love, Shelley

July 29, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Sled Dawgs said...

praying for him and you!!!

July 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying, praying! When Sadie had her surgery last month I told a friend that there was no greater reminder of life in a fallen world than when we walked through the childrens OR waiting area. Breaks my heart to see these little guys all hooked up to tubes and machines and to be needing surgery. But God is faithful in the midst of these trials and we pray that He would deliver Noah from his ailments and that His strength would be poured out upon him and the rest of your family. We prayerfully will wait and look forward to more updates. ---Jayne Mac and family

July 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:10

We are praying for you dear friends; HE is doing the JOB.

The Difun. family

July 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

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