|9 IV Meds before surgery|
|Dr. Louis B Louis IV|
We are very proud of him - his calm resolve going into surgery carried the girls and I through a very difficult morning as he was wheeled away. Your prayers and ours were answered in these moments as the Holy Spirit was present.... comforting, strengthening and protecting us beyond what our humanness could handle. Mark's nurse, Tammy, during those critical days leading up to his surgery, ministered to all of us beyond any nursing training or expertise. Dr. Peter Zimbwa circled up my sobbing daughters as Mark was wheeled away and in the most simple, kind way, infusing humor even, he calmed and comforted them...then made the sign of the cross. Everyday heroes that stand in the gap for families and save the lives of their patients.
Mark has a long recovery ahead but thankfully so - please keep praying for him! We will continue to live one day at a time. We'll also be looking for opportunities to live differently as a result of this ordeal - seizing wonderful, ordinary days and making them extraordinary. We feel compelled to pay all this forward that we've received from you! I will advocate for organ donation and am thinking about becoming a living kidney donor once we get through this. Mark will go back on the 1B heart transplant list once he recovers from open heart surgery in 6 months. Our adventure continues...not an easy journey but we have our Lord to 'give us this day, our daily bread'. Your love and prayers inspire and sustain us!