Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's hard to believe that in just 8 bedtimes (Aubrey's way of calculating time:), this sweet little face goes into surgery. Not just any surgery, but cranial reconstruction. Oy Vey! I'm trying my best not to think about it, but, I'm beginning to struggle. Up until now, peace came easy, and now, I'm having to think about it...make a conscience effort to be positive. However, I haven't been able to sleep for a few nights now and each time I look at Nolan, I think about the surgery. On the other hand, so many people have offered help of any kind, and we are so thankful for well wishes and prayers. We definitely feel God's presence...
Nolan's surgery is scheduled for Thursday, September 10th at 7:30am. We're supposed to have him there by 6:30am. It's a 6-8 hour surgery that will require a 3-5 day hospital stay. We've applied for financial assistance through Children's Special Health Care Services and are awaiting approval or denial for that. We also had to apply for Hoosier Healthwise with the other and found out last week we were denied for that. Package C we were denied because we have health insurance. Package A we were denied because we make too much money. Ha! If a teacher makes too much money, who qualifies? I'd venture to say they aren't working? So, all of our eggs are in the Children's Special Health Care Services basket. Would you please pray we are approved for that?
Anyway...God is good, all the time. A great reminder for a day like today.


Laura said...

we're keeping you all in our prayers. Let us know if you need us to do anything for you guys!

Robin Ortensie said...

Dear Megan,
My heart goes out to you and Brandon and I want you to know we will be praying every night for all of you and Nolan's surgery. I wish we could be closer to help you with whatever you needed. I know God is in control even when we think He is not...I have learned that over the years. You have such amazing children and I thank God for you. I will put Nolan's surgery on the calendar and we will pray for God's hand upon the doctor's and for you,Brandon and your girls. Also, I have mitro valve prolapse (extra flap of muscle where my valve does not completely close and the only thing I have to do is take Pencillin before any surgery or dental work. We are going to be home the end of September/first of October and if there is anything I can do...watch the girls, cook a meal for you let me know.
In Christ,

Melissa said...

Thank you for your honesty, it helps me to know how to pray for you better. I would think that it is hard to stay positive all of the time. But I will pray that you will continue to cry out to God when you are feeling like you are starting to "fall", I know that he will lift you up in his loving arms. We love you and are praying for your whole family. I wish we were closer to help in a tangible way, but we are praying.

Anonymous said...

Meagan and Brandon,
You know we are just in Danville and will be happy to pitch in--give us a call. We will be praying for your whole family as you go through this valley, but know that God is with you every step of the way. Let us know about the financial situation in your next blog. Jill