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).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Noah is awake!

Robin and I caught a few hours of sleep last night (at Ronald McDonald
House) and rushed back over this morning to catch the doctors'
"rounds" (when they review Noah's progress). We were shocked to find Noah's
eyes open and him moving around! He is very much awake (though still on
calming and pain killer drugs). He is incredibly frustrated by all the
things he's attached to. (I'll not give details, but to say he has at least
11 things hooked up).

Please pray for his frustration. He is not in any physical pain, but he is
thirsty (but cannot have water) and he doesn't like all the "attachments".

On another amazing note, Noah's previously cyantonic (blue/purple) fingers
and toes are the brightest pink! For the first time in 7 years, his
extremities are experiencing oxygen! Robin and I are marveled.

Thanks again for reading, praying, and for thanking God for Dr. Hanley's (+
team) amazing skill. We'll post pictures when possible and appropriate.

Adam (+Robin)

PS. We read many of the greeting cards you filled out online. He nodded
when we asked "do you remember" each of you! If you need the link- look
back a few blog postings. I know he would love to hear from you.


Blogger Brandee said...

So excited to read the update!!!! If its any consolation our daughter does not remember ICU at all. Oh boy I do though!! The fluid restriction is tough!! She was telling everyone who came in the room to give her water. She did not like the tubes either, but once she got on the step down floor and she was able to wear a shirt she forgot about the tubes. (Out of sight out of mind i guess!) Hopefully some of the things attached will start coming out soon!!! Is PINK y'alls new favorite color or what???

July 14, 2011 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Ned Linch said...

God is real. Amazing. You guys are so Blessed!
Peace, Ned and Linda

July 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger The Good Doctor's Wife said...

Who would have ever thought you would be happy for your boy to be sportin' PINK. :o) GREAT news!

July 14, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Jennifer and Greg said...

I am just getting caught up as I have been out of town. I thought about you all day Monday wondering if he was able to have the surgery Wednesday.

Praise God for the huge success of surgery. I have been full of tears and chills as I went back to the post Monday and read through to today.

You are so blessed as God heard the many prayers for Noah and has held him throughout the surgery and heart cath. WOW!

Many blessings to you, your girls the doctors and to sweet Noah!

July 14, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Smith said...

Yeah! It is so wonderful and the girls and I are so full of praise for yall. Hannah can't wait to talk to Olivia to tell how excited she is for Noah. We will continue praying. Love Jennifer, Hannah & Haleigh.

July 14, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glory to God! Each will get easier for Noah, you & Robin . We will keep praying for you all.

July 14, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you God for a skillful doctor and staff. Thank you for loving parents, sisters and supportive family. Thank you for making this work for Your glory. Thank you for making us all whole, even though we're all a lot broken and in need of your healing. You are truly THE great God!

July 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

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