Thursday, April 14, 2011

Looking Brighter

It is a gray, rainy, spring day in Washington.  But it's only what you think of it, right?  Because we're quite happy here!  Why?  A couple of reasons....

Endurance has his first tooth!    It was discovered quite by accident.  He needed suctioned, something that we're allowed to do, which is basically the same as being at the dentist and having someone put that vacuum-like tube in your mouth to clean it.  Well, I was cleaning his mouth out and this white thing wouldn't get off of his gum.  Hence, I felt it and got a surprise!!!  Sometimes I forget that while he's living in the ICU, he's still a baby and I should except baby things!  So now when he's crying or agitated, we have to add "possible teething" on his list.

Next item...

So far, Endurance has two teams of surgeons that would be honored to perform his Comprehensive Stage II surgery!  Yahoo!!!!  The Children's hospitals in Florida and Ohio have both said yes!  We're still waiting on other hospitals' responses.  Some have come back saying no.  Portland OR will present Endurance tomorrow morning to their group of cardiac specialists.  Stanford Children's (CA) will do the same next Wednesday, Lord willing.

God is so good.  I cannot thank Him enough for using Mike in so many ways to talk directly with all of these surgeons, regarding Endurance.  Some have even called us at home in the evenings.  I always thought that you couldn't talk directly to these surgeons, as if they were too busy sitting on a pedestal or something.  God has shown me not to misjudge people.

Our family asks for prayer for guidance in so many decisions that will be made even as soon as tomorrow.  May God be glorified in every word spoken, decision made, and detail regarding Endurance.  Thank you!!! 


  1. This is such fun news!!! A tooth :0)

    Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
    My lips shall praise You.
    Thus I will bless You while I live;
    I will lift up my hands in Your name.

    We continue to pray for Life!
    And will Give glory to our God for everything
    concerning Endurance, always.

    Truly my soul silently waits for God;
    From Him comes my salvation.
    He only is my rock and my salvation;
    He is my defense;
    I shall not be greatly moved.

    May you know peace and may Jesus Christ
    be you guide.
    Blessing :0)

  2. Such great news!!! Thanks for keeping us updated. Endurance is so adorable! I will keep praying for him and your family! =)

  3. Maybe Endurance will soon need a tooth brush! hoy great! :)

    Praise the Lord for the two teams of drs. that have already agreed to try the next step with Endurance...
    May the Lord be pleased to open a door and may this door lead to life...

    Our heart and prayers are with you and precious little one tooth baby!