Thursday, December 07, 2006

Oak's Surgery

Greetings from chilly Nashville...
For those of you who have not heard yet, Heather and I went into the hospital with our son Oak yesterday to have a major surgery on his skull. He had a condition where the soft spots in his skull closed up too early creating potential for future complications.

Yesterday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Oak had surgery to have the fused places in his skull seperated. He is doing fine and doctors told us that his surgery looks like it will be a complete success. Many folks prayed for the little guy and God heard every prayer offered on his behalf. Mom and dad made it through fine too. Oak has a shaved head now in place of his once famous curly locks and a cool scar that goes from ear to ear across the top of his head. Chicks will dig this.

He is in the PICU right now and will have to stay there until all the swelling goes down in his face. He's looking pretty rough right now, (eyes swollen shut and very "puffy") but we have been told it's typical for this kind of surgery. After that we'll be moved to a normal room and will spend 3-4 more days there recovering.

It's going to be a long few days, but we'll make it and God has already been faithful in every need. We're staying @ Vanderbuilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN. Thanks so much for your prayers and there are more updates to follow.


Anonymous said...

Hi Heather and Carl,
I am so glad to hear that the mighty Oak is doing well - I knew that he would. I love you and will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.
Hope to see you soon.
Love ya,
Claudette Sullivan

jordana said...

you two (and the Mighty Oak) are a beautiful living description of our Lord working in and through our lives. praise Him for this beautiful news! you'll continue to be in mine and many others' prayers. "God IS faithful, and he will surely do it." 1 Thess. 5.24

love you,


Nicole said...

I'm so pleased things went well. I'm sure the little chicks will dig the bald look too! Thanks a ton for updating, I've had ya'll in my thoughts constantly. Please let us know if you need anything - continuing to keep ya'll in our prayers....

The Ochs from next door

The Pendletons in NC said...

We are so happy to hear that every is going well. We will keep praying. The strength that God gives these little people is always amazing. We know the miracles that God can perform. We see that everytime we look at our beautiful Savannah.

Debbie Miller said...

Hi Heather, Carl and Oak... the Miller family in Atlanta is just checking in to see that little Oak is doing okay... we have you in our prayers and look forward to a speedy recovery for your precious little man.
Debbie Miller

Kim Blair said...

Praying for you guys and let us know if you need anything.

Steve and Kim Blair

Theresia Creswell said...

Hi Heather & Carl,
Glad to hear that Oak is doing well and will be praying for a fast recovery.

Anonymous said...

I have never met either one of you in person but I have been praying for all three of you. I am so glad Oak is doing well. May God continue to bless your family!
Love, Christy Diehl from Brevard, NC