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


We are playing the waiting game this morning. Noah is on stand by for surgery so we don't have a specific time at this point. He is starving right now. He is doing a great job at working in his puzzle book though. He picked out this particular book off of the Ronald McDonald House "gift" cart yesterday while taking one of his walks. I am so happy he did because it is keeping his mind off of his stomach. The good news is that for his procedure he may not have to have the breathing tube down his throat. That could change depending on what they find when they go in but at this point we will take as much positive as possible. As soon as I know when he is going in for surgery I will try and post. I am including a picture of him walking yesterday with his nurse and working in his puzzle book from this morning. Continue to pray that he stays distracted before surgery, healing on his mouth sores, and that when he is able to eat he will keep food down. I want to say thanks for all the cards, notes, and words of encouragement. They mean a lot to us all. Also pray for Adam who is holding down the fort at home. He is doing a great job of keeping things going and I am proud of him. I also want to thank everyone who has stepped in and helped with the girls, dog and fish (I still can't believe that fish is still alive). You guys are the best and we couldn't have managed without you. Love you all, Robin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be praying hard today. I know the surgery will go well and he'll have a wonderful outcome. God is awesome and he'll take care of all of you!! God bless you all, the Hendrix family

July 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We follow your blog in Switzerland. We pray for you and Noah. May God be with all of you and in particular with Noah, the doctors, nurses and everybody involved in Noah's treatment. Esther & Jurg

July 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why I haven't thought to check your blog earlier. I have been reading and catching up. I have been praying since you left but now I know more specifically what to pray for. I am sorry Noah needs another surgery but will pray for complete success and healing. Will continue to keep your whole family in our prayers.

July 29, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Brandee said...

Noah is just sooo cute in that picture with his nurse! Thinking of you guys! Praying for a successful surgery (((Hugs)))

July 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Sled Dawgs said...

He is so precious. We will be praying all day for you. I know this is hard to walk through with Adam back at home. I know this is a hard time. What an amazing gift you all are giving precious Noah by loving him so well. Thanks for the updates.

July 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

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