Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Please Pray...



One of my very good friends Andrea and her husband Jon had a little boy who was born on May 18th with a severe heart condition. Tomorrow her precious little one is going in for open heart surgery. If you would please take the time tonight and tomorrow to pray for her son and family during his surgery (7a.m. May 28th); I would be forever grateful.

Below is an email that was sent out by Andrea with specific prayer requests. I will keep you all posted tomorrow on how little baby Alexander is doing. Thank you all for your prayers...


Dear Friends,

As most of you know, our baby Alexander Daniel was born last Monday, May 18. He was 81bs 13oz, 21 inches and is such a beautiful boy with lots of thick black hair.
Alexander has a congenital heart defect called "Transposition of the Great Vessels" which requires open heart surgery. His surgery is tomorrow morning at 7:00 am at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His surgeon is Dr. Vaughn Starnes.

As you can imagine, we are so anxious about the surgery and recovery. It is an extremely delicate procedure. We would really appreciate if you all could pray for Alexander tomorrow morning.

Specifically:
1. That he would have to spend minimal time on the heart and lung bypass machine
2 That the switching of his arteries goes smoothly and with no complications
3. That the transplanting of his Coronary arteries will be problem free and that Dr. Starnes is able to attach them with no kinks or stretching and that they would lay as naturally as possible.
4. That Alexander's body will heal quickly after the surgery and that he will be able to come off the ventilator within a few days.
5. That Dr. Starnes will be well rested and that God will give him wisdom and creativity to address any problems that arise during surgery.

Thank you so much, friends. We are so grateful for all of your phone calls, emails, offers to bring us meals, watch Jacob etc. You have been so generous to us and we feel so supported and loved.

Thanks again for praying. Our precious baby is in God's hands.

Love,
Jon and Andrea


2 comments:

Courtney and the Boys said...

Praying!!

babyluke said...

Hi Stephanie,

My son was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries 4/25/07. He had his arterial switch operation when he was 5 days old. He is now a thriving and happy 2 year old.

Please feel free to pass my information on to Jon and Andrea. I'd be happy to offer support from someone who has been where they are.

We will pray for little Alexander.

Best Regards,

Wendi Hundley
http://babyluke.wordpress.com
austinwengirl@yahoo.com