Oct 12, 2011

{more big things in store for mr. isaac}

hi friends,

just wanted to give you all a quick update on our little man :)

today we got to spend a nice long morning with him snuggling & then with the afternoon came sweet friend visitors & also a feeding time & colostomy bag that needed to be changed & the neurosurgeon all at the same time. {i'm so sorry charlotte & anne!} so with the neurosurgeon brought news that isaac was having his next surgery tomorrow morning. a shunt. {a little tube that is going to drain the fluid in his brain}

we knew this day would come - but we had been thinking it wouldn't be for another month or so, so it took us off guard quite a bit & any surgery is scary, & isaac still looks so tiny, we were just feeling really anxious about this happening. we talked & prayed a lot for isaac & feel quite a bit better now about this happening. it really needs to happen whether we feel good about it or not, though.

putting in a shunt is a fairly common & 'safe' procedure, but anything happening around his little brain is just scary for us. the success rate for them is only about 70%. so it could potentially become infected or have to be rewired at some point in the next year, & that wouldn't be the end of the world, but we're still praying against those things - isaac will have surgeries enough without another one to add to the list.
& just with the suddenness {at least to us} of this procedure, we're also praying that if this surgery tomorrow isn't supposed to happen just yet, that the doctors schedule won't allow time to do it after all.  he's scheduled for 8:30 in the morning, but depending on how some other things go earlier in the morning that his doctor has scheduled - it could potentially be postponed.

but with this surgery isaac is also one step closer to coming home with us. & that will be a wonderful day we can't wait for.

{meeting isaac for the very first time}


  1. How absolutely darling is Isaac?? I can NOT get over his cuteness! Friends in AZ are praying for him and for both of you :)

  2. Little Isaac is in my prayers. He is such a wonderful and strong little guy.

  3. You and Daniel are so strong. Your faith in God is astounding. Isaac, I hope you know how much your parents love you and know just how amazing they are. Hang in there little guy.

  4. Love the picture of the 3 of you!! Praying for God's will and timing for this pending surgery.

  5. Precious picture :) Hoping we can swing by sometime this week, if not than definitely this weekend, if you are up for it. Love you guys, and will certainly pray about his surgery tomorrow. Much love from all of the Morrisons xoxo

  6. Praying for your peace and strength... for your doctors' wisdom and skill... and most of all for sweet, tiny Isaac! He is just precious, and so are his parents. Blessings!

  7. Praying for Isaac's surgery tomorrow, for you both as parents, and for the surgeon!

    "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." Ephesians 6:10.

  8. hey Mindy -
    i don't know you, but i found your blog via a friend, and you guys have been on my heart over the past few months. it's so obvious that God has a lot in store for your little guy! the faith that you and your husband have had throughout this whole experience has really provoked me. so, know that someone in Arlington, VA is praying for you three!

    (also, i wanted to encourage you - i have a good friend who was born with hyrdocephalus and has a shunt... he's now well into his 20's and is living life normally and to the fullest!)


  9. The both of you amaze me with your love and your love for God. I feel blessed to have been following your blog. You are an encouragement beyond words.