Thursday, August 24, 2006

Littlebug's BIG DAY 8/23/06.............. Open Heart Surgery!!!


Littlebugs big day started out at 0630 with Daddy n Mommy a little worried and anxious, but still upbeat for a positive outcome because we know our little guy is a fighter!!!


And as always Dad n Mom put our "heart's" and "our verse" in Connor's little hope chest so it would be with him in the operating room tucked close by his side....and we told Herman to open Littlebugs eyes so he could get a glimpse of it if he got scared.


....and then Daddy and Mommy had quite a prayer time with Littlebug. We read lots of encouraging Bible verses and told him he needed to be really strong and courageous for this day and to be a "fighter"and not to be afraid and on and on we went.......until finally.....


.....Littlebug looked up and opened his eyes as if to say..... "OK...OK Mom and Dad, I know ya love me but can we just get on with this patch job and get this ticker of mine all fixed up...I'm tired of waitin!!!"......we just looked at each other and said....I guess its time....


...so at 0833, off we all went... down the long sterile hallways that we have walked before....but with more trepidation this time.....we said goodbye and once again told him to be strong and that Mommy and Daddy will not be far and not to be afraid. The doors closed to the operating room and for a moment time stood still... we hugged and we cried.....in anxious wonder....



....the next few hours were a reflection in our life and hearts of our littlebug and how much we love him........we wondered and waited and prayed.....


.....and prayed we did...every hour on the hour...with our hospital prayer team as well as our pray warriors out there in bloggerland...way to go!!!!!!.....because at about 1415 we got the news that.....


.....Littlebug had done great!!!!!....and to quote the words of his surgeon, Dr. Permutt...Connor's sucesseful surgery was "beyond his wildest dreams"....needless to say Mommy and Daddy were ecstatic...our hearts were lifted high and we thanked the Lord for letting us keep our littlebug!....close to "our" hearts!

Lovebug hugs.....Dad Mom and "all fixed up Littlebug"

13 comments:

Brent's parents said...

We are so, so happy to hear the wonderful news. We can breathe a sigh of relief. Way to go, Connor!! You are a true fighter. And most of all, thank you Lord for hearing the prayers of so many.

John and Susan

Anonymous said...

Thanks again you 2 for being so diligent with your posting. I can imagine how exhausted you must be and how thrilled you are that this day is behind you. We still can not get over what a fighter this little guy is and how awesome it is too see the Lord use his life over and over. Not only is Connor a missionary but his mommy and daddy are too. We love you guys and look forward to more praise reports real soon. Get some good rest and take care of little bugs brother or sister or his twins........LOL
Love
Tammy and James

Randy and Cynthia Drake said...

To God be the Glory....Great things He has done! Forward do we proceed to live, move and breathe..in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Heather Bennett said...

Well isn't he just the cutest little bug ever!!!!! I am so proud of all of you for your strength through all of this. I know it is because you have leaned on the Lord to renew you daily. We continue prayers for Connor's lungs and overall healing. He is one huge leap further on his journey.

Love you all!
Heather

mum2brady said...

Sooo happy things went so well! We are keeping Connor in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery!!!

Bug said...

Hey Little bug LOOKING GOOD Kido!!!! I cna twait to see you with your eyes open and all those tubes and wires gone, your such a precious gift little man! Love BUG Hugs Sheila

Bug said...

Lori Randy and baby Connor I almost forgot to tell you be on the look out for a package comming to the hosp for Connor. Its from Big Bug, kinda a get well soon thing. The place I bought it from was to place a note inside, but didnt. Youll know it when he gets it! Love ya Guys Shiela

Auntie Heather Milliren said...

Randy, Lori & Little Bug~

What an incredible miracle and gift Connor Scott is to our family! Thank you Lord for a successful surgery. We will continue to pray for his healing and strength.

We love you,
Auntie Heather, Uncle Bryan, Olivia, Brayden & Bergen Luke

Angie said...

Amen, Thank You Jesus! What a fighter and warrior for God that littlebug is!

I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Even though I haven't had the blessing of even meeting little Connor, I feel as though I know him well through your amazing posts and adorable photos. What a cutiepie!

You are giving your son, family, and the rest of us inspiration and a precious gift through your journaling. I am amazed you find the strength, courage, and ability to continue such detailed and consistent updates. You are so very talented in your prose. Thank you for sharing that gift!

May God continue to shine his light upon your face and carry you each softly through Littlebug's miraculous recovery!

Blessings and hugs,
Angie Sullivan

amy flege said...

I have tears of joy right now for your family and littlebug. what a precious baby boy you have!! we will continue to say prayers for a fast recovery!!!

Anonymous said...

Just good news. Keep truckin' Mommie Lori!
As always, let me know if I can do anything for you.
Love,
Ruthie

Debi said...

Praise God....I pray that each day Little Bug gets stronger and stronger climbing the recovery mountain....

WAY TO GO CONNOR.....

Many prayers and blessings...
Hugs to your little bug...

Debi

RNP said...

Many thoughts and prayers from our family to yours. Little Bug is quite a strong little boy!