Monday, October 22, 2007


Okay so scroll down to see the first pictures I posted then scroll back up to these.

We got up at 3:45 to get ready and get out of the house by a little after 5. Poor Jordan didn't nap all the way here and hadn't eaten since 10:45 last night. We were thinking they'd take her in by 9:15 or so...not the case. The surgery before us went really long so they didn't take her in until noon. Basically they are working on all the things we posted before (see below or the archives) but surprisingly the plastic surgeon said that he is going to "try" to work on her eye and nose if he can. I assume that means he needs to see how well the palate goes and the tear duct - like how involved it is and how long it takes. Right now their best guess is 2-2 1/2 hours for each surgeon. That puts her out of surgery at 5:00 tonight. I would guess she'd be in PACU (Pediatric Recovery Care Unit) for at least an hour and hopefully into her room after 6:00 sometime. This morning was difficult for me to send her off to yet another surgery knowing what she was facing but by the time they finally took her it was a relief that we were getting started. She was, of course, smiling and happily going to the anesthesiologist so that made it easier.

I think I accidentally erased the photo but I took such a great one...Jordan in her hospital gown sitting in the baby hospital bed wearing her sunglasses. As I put them on she started smiling and waving behind me. I was laughing and finally turned around to see part of the team of doctors standing there cracking up at her in her shades. :) Funny! She is so hilarious and was making us laugh all morning. Such a good girl too not even crying or fussing without food or sleep.

Okay so we will update you all through the blog as we find out how things are going. We have wireless internet access in the lobby and also can use our cell phones. You can post comments or email too.

Thank you all for praying faithfully. We are SO appreciative.

Jen

3 comments:

Chiara said...

We are lifting up precious Jordan Joy! What a sweet story of her gentle spirit. Thank you for sharing and letting us know how the day is going.

thefieldhouses said...

Thanks for the phone call as well as the updates! You guys are amazing. :) Great photos of Jordan...what a little cutie pie. Many prayers your way, The Fieldhouses

Christiane Williams said...

Hello my dear friend!

I've thought of you all and prayed often for you today. I've been so encouraged and blessed by your stories of God's provision and mercies this past week and today. What examples of His strength and the gift of "new perspectives" as you remained home bound last week and yet had such a sweet time to experience the rich joy and blessing of time spent with your kids. How merciful and kind is God to give Jordan laughter and joy today even on an empty stomach. May God give you and Shannon a peace that surpasses all understanding as you trust in His goodness and faithfulness.

Psalm 103:1-4
Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is with in me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.


What a challenging discipline for any of us to contemplate this truth. How do we discipline our souls to always be in a state of blessing His holy name?... by NOT forgeting at any moment in time all the benefits of our kind, loving and merciful Father.

Jess and I are here for you both. Anything you need we are just a cell phone call away and would JUMP at the opportunity to be a support to you! (Even in UCLA) We will continue to pray for God's mercies to continue to shower on you and for you to continue to cling tightly to Him with confidence that His grace is always sufficient. Love, Christiane