Monday, July 11, 2011

A Change of Plans.....Wes is having surgery THIS THURSDAY!

God has shown me once again that when it comes to this miracle little boy in my life...that HE IS ULTIMATELY IN CONTROL!! Just when we wrapped our minds around the fact that Wes's surgery would be in August now...we found out today that a surgery day SUDDENLY became available for THIS Thursday!! Our surgeon's office called and said they'd like for Wes to take this earlier date...and well...after feeling instantly "SICK"...I said OK!!
So...with only 3 days notice...Wes is going to have his big surgery on THIS THURSDAY, July 14th!! I'm glad to be getting it over with...but I'm also not mentally prepared..and maybe that's good!! Not much time to really think about it now..and we'll just be going in like a deer in headlights!!
I'm so thankful we got these family shots done BEFORE Wes had his surgery..I thought I was getting them done a month before surgery....but come to find out..it was only a week before surgery!!
I really don't get too nervous about too many things...but thinking of my boy having this surgery on Thursday...well...just makes me want to puke!! It's just the thought of him being taken away from me...the thought of him going through pain..the thought of him not being able to open his eyes after surgery to see me...BUT praying God protects him and eases his fears and pains...and that my voice alone after surgery will be able to calm him!!

We LOVE you Wes Paulos...and I pray the world will pray with us for a safe and successful surgery....and for a fast recovery for my sweet sweet boy!!! If I can get internet...I'll keep you all posted on how everything is going....

Thank you so much for your prayers and support.....Our family certainly appreciates your kindness...Happy Monday to you all, kj

37 comments:

  1. Lots of prayers going up for baby Wes! May God hold him tight in his arms on Thursday!

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  2. Will be praying for your sweet boy!

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  3. We will be praying hard for baby Wes!!! Thanks for the update! And I love all these new pictures too! Precious!!!

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  4. Kristi, we are praying in Portland! My two year old had two separate surgeries on her eye area this last year and I remember the "sick" feeling you are talking about before admitting her to the hospital. She is running around just fine now and I can't wait to see pics of Wes doing the same. Wish we lived closer. I would bring you guys dinner! Keep us posted.
    Love,

    Rory

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  5. Praise God that Wes is getting his miracle surgery a month ahead of time. God is certainly good. Praying for EVERYONE to maintain peace and for you to be calm in your heart. Great big huge hugs to you!! Peace & Blessings.

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  6. I am praying for you and for Wes!!!!! I can't imagine. Mareto has a pretty awful procedure coming this Friday and I'm in tears about that whenever I think about it... but poor Wes, his is MUCH harder!! God alone will get you both through it!!! Praying!!

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  7. Ok, wow...we will be praying...hard. Hugs sweet bloggy friend!

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  8. I will come out from under my anonymous reader blanket to tell you I'll be praying for your sweet boy and your entire family on Thursday. I pray Gods peace will rule over mama's heart and I pray for calm for little Wes. God is so good and your truly given this little boy life. I know he will be covered in prayers.

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  9. praying in IL for your little Wes, wisdom and insight for his surgeons, all who will be caring for him and for his loving family.

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  10. Your sweet boy and your family are in my prayers. I'm sure he is and will be in the BEST hands!

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  11. I will be praying you sweet Wes and your whole family! May a peace that passes all understanding surround you. What a sweet boy!

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  12. Will be praying for your sweet boy for sure!

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  13. Awesome news, but I know your heart is heavy too. Praying for all of you during this difficult surgery and recovery.
    ((hugs))

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  14. Hmmm I will be praying for these cute kid

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  15. I hope surgery goes perfectly and that Wes recovers quickly. I know exactly how you feel, my daughter Haprer is having surgery on Tuesday 19th to correct her metopic craniosynostosis.
    www.harpershead.blogspot.com

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  16. Sending lots of prayers your way.

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  17. Lots of prayers this week for Mr Wes and your sweet family.

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  18. I know what you mean about something sneaking up on you and you not having the time to worry about it. I love it when that happens (after I look back - LOL). Now you won't spend as much energy on this stressful event and that is truly a gift!

    You will be in my thoughts and I am wishing you the best! I'm confident things will turn out well.

    Remember to go back and read the good comments on your post about the surgery. Those were very positive and reassuring in my eyes.

    {hugs}

    Kelly

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  19. I prayed for Wes just now, and for your whole family Kristi. I know that God will be with you all every second! He will never leave your or forsake you.

    I pray that Wes will heal quickly and that things will be back to normal soon.

    {{Hugs}} and prayers!

    Linda

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  20. Have already got Wright Family Prayer time going on for Wes, and we will continue!!!! As a mommy.....I am with you on the make you sick part and......PRAYING for you too, and the doctors, EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in the details :)!!!!!!!

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  21. Wes and your family will be in our prayers. Believing in and looking forward to reading about God's miracles of healing soon!
    ~ Rachel Robuck

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  22. Praying for sweet Wes and his wonderful family!!!
    'But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."
    2 Peter 3:18

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  23. Will definitely be praying for you and Wes this week for perfect surgery and fast recovery. I think the moving up of the surgery is definitely a blessing. It's nearly impossible to not get yourself worked up into a frenzy when you have months to worry about every little thing. When my 1yr old needed surgery the first date was 3months out. I was a basket case by then; one of things I was most stressed abotu was how late in the day his surgery would be and how I'd keep him from eating or drinking that day wihtout him thinking I was just being cruel. On surgery day he slept later than usual and we had to wake him up to get to the hospital on time and he never once mentioned food or drink in the hours of prep and waiting that followed. You may have completely different worries, but my experience is that the kids handle these things way better than their mommas!

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  24. Hi Kristi,

    We have been home from China almost a year with or daughter. She has cleft lip and palate and we have had three surgeries. The BEST thing I did was a request a pre-med so she was drowsy and muted when it came time to pass her over. I was so scared of her feeling abandoned and doing this made it easier and WAY less traumatic on both her and I.

    Feel free to contact me to talk more!

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  25. Praying for your sweet family! I still tear up reading your blog because I watched BOTH of your journey's and now its our turn!! We are adopting from Ethiopia - a boy and a girl!! Its still the beginning phases but its something! Most likely an infant and an older child:) Please follow us and spread the word since you have so many loyal prayer warriors - I NEED THEM!!! www.ethiopiaadoptionstory.blogspot.com xo

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  26. I've been following your blog throughout this past year as we are beginning our adoption journey. I am praying now and will be praying thursday for your sweet boy! And for his sweet mommy and family!
    Amanda Borgelt

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  27. well i know what i will be doing now on the 14th...praying for wes and for all of you.

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  28. Praying for your family! Love your family pictures!

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  29. Praying that God will hold little Wes in the palm of His hand as he goes through this surgery and time of healing.

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  30. Prayin' Prayin' Prayin' for the whole family, but especially for little Wes. Blessings, Denise

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  31. May the Lord encamp around little Wes, May He be the great physicain to lead the physicians hands, May He give ever abundant wisdom during this journey, may He give peace to calm any fear, May He bring strength and endurance when the road gets long and hard, May he use this season to bring your family unto Him and each other even closer; and May all you be surrounding by His mighty arms of love and strength in others, May He be seen in how you handle each and every moment...even in weaknes as the "world" calls it. May the surgery be flawlessly successful and may little Wes have an amazing recovery. In Jesus Name...Amen

    Hugs to all of you!

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  32. sending lots of prayers for sweet little Wes!!

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  33. We are already praying for your little man and for all of you!!! Our prayers will continue....I know God already has His arms wrapped tightly around your little Wes and will keep him safe through this journey!!!

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  34. Praying for Wes and your family today!

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  35. Praying for Wes, and YOU! I'm believin' he's gonna do great, our God is faithful! <3 Jenn

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Thank you for your kind words!!