A List Maker's Life: A Happier Holiday

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Happier Holiday

Sometimes it isn't until the big sigh of relief that I realize I have been holding my breath.

We live in this place of expecting the best, but preparing for the worst.  This time the "worst" was an impending brain surgery.  At our last neuro appointment we were given the impression that we had met up with decision time on whether or not Gabe needed a shunt.  Based on his steady ventricle growth we were "teetering on the fence."  Since Thanksgiving it has been on our minds that it might have to happen between our appointment on the 16th and the Dr.'s holiday vacation schedule.

Kevin traveled to the appointments with me yesterday where we got the sweet, sweet news that Gabe was safe to grow - shunt free - for another month! 

Another answer to our prayers. 
Breathing more easily for sure. 
In fact I think I might finally consider some gift wrapping and baking, just in time for a celebration.
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10 comments:

  1. Wow! God is so good. That is such a blessing to hear. I am so happy for you all. Way to go Gabe!!

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  2. Yay! Now it's time to relax and celebrate!

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  3. A celebration indeed! Praise the Lord!

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  4. Praise God!!!!
    Hoping this Christmas is a blessed one for you all!!!

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  5. Such good news! I hope you can relax and have a great Christmas.

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  6. What great news! Katie, we think of you and Kevin and your family often, and send up our prayers to the Father for you. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Merry Christmas!

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  7. That is awesome news! I am so glad that you can now have a bit more relaxed holiday!

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful news. We will continue to keep Gabe in our prayers as he gears up to celebrate his very first Christmas.

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  9. That is great news! We'll keep praying that he doesn't need the surgery at all.

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  10. Super news. I wish you guys the best and brightests Christmas ever. Keeping you in our prayers.

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