Friday, January 7, 2011

A peace in my heart

Whenever any of my kids have been scheduled to have surgery, (yesterday was the 4th time. O had kidney reflux surgery, A had to be re-circumcised and, at a separate time, had his adenoids out.) I always start to wonder if we are making the right choice. Are the risks of the anesthesia outweighed by the benefit of the surgery?

Isaac's surgery went really well on Wednesday.  When the ENT came back to talk to us he said that Isaac's ears were already 75% filled with fluid and were already infected.  They were completely clear on Thursday afternoon when we went to see him.  So, less than a week later, and he already had another infection. 

Even though that bit of information may seem like bad news, it was actually very reassuring.  It gave us complete peace in our decision.  A confirmation that we did the right thing and made the right choice.  With out this surgery, we would've been back to the pediatrician for another visit sometime yesterday or today. 

I had prayed, right before Christmas, that God would make it abundantly clear that Isaac needed (or didn't need) the surgery.  He not only made it clear before his surgery, but afterward as well.  I think its kind of cool (and, really shows me His love) that he reaffirmed this decision for us. 


Kristin said...

So glad that God gave you peace about your decision and that your little man is ok! Enjoy your weekend!!

Jess said...

Hi, I just found your blog through a mutual friend's. Just wanted to drop in and say hi! I look forward to following you. Blessings to you and your family!


Mommy Daisy said...

I'm very happy to hear it went well. And it's always good having a peace about big decisions like that. I'm just happy I haven't had to make any yet.