Monday, May 23, 2011

Surgery tomorrow!!!

Endurance's surgery is TOMORROW (Huzzah!!!) and we're asking for prayer!  May it please the Lord to have Endurance's surgery go well!  As I write this, Endurance is having another echocardiogram so the doctors will have the most recent picture of his heart.  Also, his right lung is more "foggy" than yesterday, which could mean a lot of things (position, another infection?, he needed suctioned, etc.) so please continue to pray that his pneumonia will be completely healed!  They want his lungs to be optimum for the surgery.

If you click on this link: Comprehensive Stage II you will be able to read (page 5) about  Endurance's "Hybrid procedure" that he had back in September 2010.  Starting on page 6, it describes the comprehensive stage II, the surgery that Dr. Galantowicz will be doing tomorrow.  Endurance does not have hypoplastic left heart syndrome, but that's what he's being treated as.   His left ventricle actually works a bit.  He, as we all know, is a case of his own!  He's not the typical "hybrid" baby either.  Also, another complicated procedure the doctor will be performing on Endurance tomorrow is to repair his tricuspid valve so it doesn't leak as much.  His leaks severely.

I need to say THANK YOU to the visitors we've had already here in Ohio!  Even yesterday we had three families visit from the same church, who drove over an hour to encourage us, meet Endurance, and pray for us.  What an absolute blessing from God!  And we've had others as well!  Thank you!  We are so thankful to God for showing us how the body of Christ comes together.  I am greatly humbled.  I am excited for Heaven!

Thank you for the ecards that have been sent to Endurance.  My heart swells up with tears as I read each one and tape it up in Endurance's room.

We will post as much as possible to keep you updated on Endurance.  Oh, he will start the process of his surgery tomorrow morning around 8:00 am est (that's three hours ahead to our Washington/California brothers and sisters!!!) :), and the surgery, if all goes as planned, will begin closely to 9:00.  We will all be here.  Please pray.  Please call if you want!
The Three Blind Mice "watch him all day":)


  1. The Wanless FamilyMay 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    I LOVED seeing the new pics of this little cutie and his loving brother! What sweet shots! Of course, we are and will continue to pray for you all and that his big day goes smoothly. May God be glorified through all of this! Hugs to you guys!

    - Ammanda Wanless for the Wanless crew...

  2. I'll be praying! I also sent him another ecard... :)


  3. Praying for your family !

  4. So Exciting! Endurance and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. He's such a little fighter. Thanks for the updates. I will be thinking of him especially today.

  5. Just now have been praying for him, the surgeons, and the surgery.

  6. We are praying. May God be glorified and His will accomplished.

  7. Love from all of us.

  8. Still praying for Endurance and your family. A pleasure to meet you and the entire family on Sunday. Brian Miller

  9. Praying for Endurance. May the Lord demonstrate his favor on this young life. Also may the Lord give your family the patience, peace, wisdom to navigate the challenges ahead. Keep the faith Mike and family!

    Andy Redman & Family

  10. Hello, my son had a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot and had a surgery last July at the age of 4 months. It was the hardest thing we went through. My heart goes out for Endurance and the your family. We are praying that his surgery went well and he is on the way to a good recovery.

    Reslier Family, Orlando FL

    1st Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: