Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From Sterling's Mom

Sterling's mom, Becca, posted this on their blog last night. Sterling is in surgery now. Please continue to pray for this precious boy!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for so many who have been texting, calling & emailing us tonight to say that you have it on your calendar for Sterling to be admitted tomorrow. Another reminder that our ever present God is spurring His followers to intercede for us. We are as ready as we can be, I think. So much we don’t know. It’s time to move forward and figure this all out. Thankful for the Good Shepherd.

We will check-in at Children’s Hospital at 5:30am tomorrow morning. Surgery is set start @ 7:30/8:00am – should be finished @ Noon. We aren’t expecting any deficits from tomorrow’s operation. It is simply putting grids in his brain on the right temporal lobe. Simply is not the right word, but you get what I’m saying. The primary concerns for tomorrow’s surgery is blood loss and infection. So please join us in praying for those things specifically.

We found out late today that we will be on 6th NW instead of in the Burn Unit. It’s a little disappointing b/c we were hoping for a more private room than having a nurse next to Sterling’s bed 24/7. But, there are some positives about the familiarity of it all and the opportunity for us to step outside for some convo or fresh air and know that Sterling is being watched carefully. And maybe this is one of the ways the Lord is providing opportunities for us to share about His love. Nothing like being held captive for an 8 hour shift with the Davises… :) 

We will update more throughout the day and this week. Many of you have shared how you printed out the prayer card we did last August to hang in your office or on your fridge as a reminder to pray for us. Thank you! We are working on another one and hope to post it Tuesday afternoon. It will outline specific requests for the coming days as we work towards Grid-Out/Resection surgery on May 3rd.

Sterling (& Roger) got their traditional buzz cuts for surgery tonight from our dear friend, Tanya. Praying it’s our last time.

Sterling’s prayer tonight with Roger was “God please help the doctors finally get my brain tumor. I hope we sleep well & help make me brave tomorrow.”

Well said, buddy. Well said. We are not brave on our own. We are not faithful on our own. We are not strong on our own. We are nothing and have nothing except that the Lord graciously gives it.

“Lord, we offer our lives to you. Everything we’ve been through, use it for Your Glory”.

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