Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve

I Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.

Aidyn is out of surgery now and things could not have gone better!  Praise the Lord!

She is awake and is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit.  Aidyn will be in the ICU for the full day on Thanksgiving and will not be able to have visitors other than family -- and only 3 people at a time.  Her stay in the ICU is completely normal as part of the recovery from the surgery today.

She is able to move both arms, squeeze both hands, move both legs, etc.  In short, the surgeons removed 70% - 85% of the tumor, but did not touch the spinal cord.  Aidyn has full range of motion!

There was an army of prayer warriors at the hospital today and many more praying throughout the country.  Thank you!

Tonight the Wooleys are enjoying some family time with Matt's parents, Kristin's parents, and Matt's brother.  No visitors tonight please.  This is really the first time since the diagnosis for the family to be together and process a bit.

Moving forward, we still covet your prayers and praises.

Praise
*the tumor was situated in such a way that the surgeons could easily access it.
* the spinal cord was not damaged during the surgery
* Aidyn came out of the anesthesia well (recognizing family, movement, etc.)

Prayer Requests
*that the pathology would reveal the tumor is benign / non-malignant
*that the remaining 15% - 30% of the tumor would disappear on its own

We are humbled to serve and be loved by such an amazing God! 

7 comments:

Marf said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write so well the details--It's wonderful for us as The Meisters have kept up on how Aiydn is and the Wooley family!! Much to be thankful for and we will be with all of you. Love to Wooley family and friends of Wooley!

Dana said...

Hi Aidyn and family,
I am a friend of Nicole's from Texas and my family is praying for you! Aidyn, you seem to be very brave and I will pray that God continues to give you courage.

Jason K said...

Praise God! We will continue to pray for you guys.

Sam and Toby said...

So much to celebrate and praise God for today! We are rejoicing with you that Aidyn will have a full recovery and a full healing. Toby sends a special note to Aidyn as she touched his heart when they ran into Matt and the girls a couple of weeks ago. We have been praying, along with several from our church. We love you all so much. Stay focused on Him and who He is.

Jade said...

Hi, I don't really know you or any of your family besides Michelle and Emma..but, I've been praying for Aidyn. I'm glad to hear her surgery went well especially because of the location of the tumor! I am so happy that she has all of her motor skills in-tact!

Jade
kerrjade@yahoo.com
email me if you ever have any other prayer requests! :)

Krista R. said...

Hi,Aidyn. I love your smile and you. YAY, God!

Melanie said...

Thank you for this blog so prayer can be specific for Aidyn and for all of you.

Love and many prayers from all those who love the NC Wooley's at Grace Community Church