Monday, November 07, 2005

PREPARING FOR SURGERY...EMOTIONALLY

Wow, tomorrow is the big day...open heart surgery on my sweet lil' baby. Yikes. Quite honestly, I am a little numb about it...it is far too stressful to even truly feel the intensity, the gravity of the situation. So much can happen tomorrow and the upcoming days and weeks...yet all I can do is trust in the doctors and most importantly have faith that God is with Max providing him much needed peace, strength and comfort.

I am still sick which makes these days much more difficult. I have to wear a mask at all times in the hospital and even then I am nervous about spreading germs, so I keep my visits to a minimum. I was praying with Maxwell this morning (with my mask on of course) and reminding him of the hundreds and hundreds of loving people praying for him...wishing him the very best tomorrow. It amazes me how many lives Mightly Max has touched...how we are all reminded to live life to the fullest and be truly grateful for all of our blessings. It is so easy to get caught up with day to day activities and be stressed over minor issues...yet here is this amazing little guy fighting for his life each and every day. And all during this, he manages to be incredibly sweet and adorable! How incredible is he!!!

Tomorrow will be a long and intense day...to say the least. Fortunately both of my moms, my sister, and a few friends will be here to support me and Max. Wewill do our best to keep everyone updated throughout the day.

Thank you everyone for all of your thoughtful calls, emails and cards...each has truly touched me and provided me much needed encouragement. Please rally up your prayer chains...I know I have asked before, but this is now more important than ever. Thank you!

4 comments:

Ruthie said...

Amy I am so glad that you are going to have a support group with you tomorrow in the flesh. All of us that can't be there with you will by all means be there in thought and spirit. Chad and I are sending all our love and continued prayers to you and Max.

Steph said...

Amy,

Drew and I have been thinking about you and Max constantly. We're with you both in spirit tomorrow, and will be anxious to hear updates when time allows (and when you're up to it).

We love you both so very much and pray for a successful surgery and recovery.

xoxo
Steph

rebecca said...

Amy, I wish I could be there in person to give you more support. Sounds like you are in great hands though. I have contacted everyone I know, and they are praying for Max, wishing him a successful surgery and a fast recovery time. Both of you will be in my thoughts for the next 24 hours.

Kathleen said...

Hi Amy,
I'm Kathleen Seitz, from St. Matthew's church. Thank you for the birth announcement for Max - it's great to see his picture! I'm also grateful for this blog, and being able to stay up-to-date on Maxwell's condition. You and Max are in my prayers throughout the day. I'll be praying that the doctor makes the right decision for the surgery.