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david update {and thank you!}

October 27th | david



out little david is doing well.

surgery went great-no issues with anesthesia or the bypass machine.

thank you, Lord!!

last night they tried to take david off the breathing tube

but he wasn’t ready (couldn’t breathe on his own yet)

so they had to place the breathing tube again.

which was a bummer-

but they kept him sedated so he could rest and sleep off the anesthesia.

today he should lose the breathing tube and hopefully a couple other tubes.

we’ll be in the hospital another 4 days or so still.

lots of cuddling and {hopefully} quick healing.

* * *

it’s seriously the most humbling feeling in the world

to have people praying for your baby.

thank you for caring about david and for our family.

i am thankful for each of you. my heart is so so so grateful.

130 Responses

  1. Alison says:

    Your family has been on my heart. Praying for you and your sweet son!

  2. Margaret Scott says:

    Good to hear your news Lisa. Keep smiling; there are lots of people out here in blogland who care xx

  3. so glad everything went well yesterday. i’ll be continuing to pray. xoxo

  4. Janice says:

    I was praying for your lil man and your family and all the doctors and know God is and will continue to pour out comfort, grace and healing on this experience!!!
    Hope you all get some rest also-
    All the Glory to God
    Janice Willis

  5. Sonya says:

    Prayers are continuing sweetie, I am so glad he is doing well!

  6. kristine says:

    I was so happy to read that things are going as smoothly as they can. You’re both in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Margie Brown says:

    Great to hear everything went as planned! I will continue to pray for quick healing for David. He looks like he was in great spirits in the pictures! Such a sweet little boy you’ve got! Take care!

  8. Megan says:

    Lisa I am so glad everything is going well! I was sending prayers and thinking of your family all day yesterday. As a mom I truly am inspired by your strength and love for life!!! Prayers and best wishes for an easy recovery for David.

  9. Nancy says:

    Yeah! Looks like God is working his magic again as David is onto a positive recovery!
    Only sunshine ahead I am sure!

  10. -K says:

    No news like good news.

  11. Suzanne says:

    So glad for the good news so far and prayers for lots more in the next few days xoxoxo

  12. cheryl says:

    so happy to hear all went well. we will continue to pray for a quick recovery! sending lots of love & prayers for your family.

  13. Stefany says:

    So glad to see your update that all went well! Thoughts and prayers with all of you!

  14. Cait says:

    Yay David! You’re a rock star. Get better soon, kiddo, and keep smiling!

  15. Woo hoo! So glad to hear good news! Prayers continue, but so glad to see that things are going well.

  16. becca says:

    very thankful to hear that all went well. here’s to a speedy recovery and that you guys will be home sooner than you can imagine!

  17. What great news! Enjoy the encouragement your readers are giving you. You are an inspiration!

  18. Laurie says:

    Also so thankful that David’s surgery went well! Praying for a restful and uneventful recovery!

  19. Daniela B. says:

    I keep praying for you :-)

  20. missyw says:

    So wonderful to hear that David is doing well. My prayers and good thoughts continue for you, David and your family. God Bless.

  21. Jaime says:

    Ohhh, it makes my heart happy to hear all is well!


  22. Melanie says:

    phew!!! Someone’s out of the woods and on to a full recovery…wonderful news.

  23. April says:

    I’m keeping you and your sweet baby in my thouhgts and prayers.

  24. Kay says:

    So glad to hear it went well. Hoping for a speedy recovery for David!

  25. Kacey says:

    Good news! Glad everything went well. Yay for David!

  26. Brittany says:

    So thankful for a successful surgery! God is so faithful! Now praying for quick healing :)

  27. Stephanie says:

    We are keeping you in our prayers! Great news that the surgery went well! We’ll pray for his continued healing!

  28. Angie says:

    God is so good. Praying your little David will heal quickly. :)

  29. jerikay says:

    continuing to pray for your precious little boy. (& you! =)

  30. Heather N says:

    It makes my heart so glad to see david’s smile. Thanks for the update.

  31. Kim says:

    Thank goodness yesterday went well. You and your beautiful family will be in my thoughts in the days ahead.

  32. I was keeping up via twitter. So thankful your sisters helped you through the day. You are SO blessed to have them in your life.

  33. Jennifer says:

    That’s fantastic that everything went well. Thanks for keeping us up to date, you will continue to be in our prayers.

  34. Joni Lane says:

    so thankful for your great news. praise to the Great Physician.

  35. Melissa says:

    So glad to hear your super news! David looks so happy, and healthy!!! Still keeping you and your family in our thoughts, and prayers!

  36. Elise says:

    Is that a curious george monkey I see there? Because that is the cutest dang thing ever. I’m glad to hear that things went well.

  37. tiffany day says:

    so glad to hear all went well!! the power of prayer is amazing. so glad you felt it all – dwell in that blanket of blessings and prayers and continue to feel it as David recovers. Take good care of yourself! Big hug!!


  38. Paige says:

    Thank goodness David is doing better. God bless him and your family. xo

  39. Lori-Anne says:

    I’ve been following your family’s and David’s story for some time now, and am pleased to hear that he’s doing so well – God is good!

  40. April O. says:

    Yay! Praise the LORD!

    Will keep praying . . . :)

  41. Kim says:

    So glad that all went well and you just enjoy watching him get better each day.

  42. Jennifer says:

    I will keep praying for sure!
    Glad to hear this happy update :)

  43. Cheryl says:

    Great news! God speed for his complete recovery. What a trooper he is!

  44. sue white says:

    Praying for David for a quick recovery!!!!

  45. lyn says:

    so so so happy to hear it went smoothly!

  46. tammy says:

    oh so happy to hear it went well. prayers and best wishes for your sweet family!

  47. Stacey says:

    So glad to hear everything is going good……we’ll keep praying for a speedy recovery! Enjoy your snuggling time with that little cutie!

  48. Melanie says:

    I am so glad David is doing well! Wishing him a quick and smooth recovery!

  49. connally says:

    glad to hear everything went perfectly! thanks for the update.
    stuffed monkeys are the best cuddlers in the world. my grandma made me a sock monkey and it was the perfect size of a hug. ♥

  50. Michelle says:

    I am thinking of David and praying for a quick recovery. {{hugs}}

  51. liz r. says:

    Thank you for posting this news! So glad to hear things went well!

  52. KaraM says:

    Soooo so glad the surgery went well! Will pray for a quick healing and recovery!

  53. Linda says:

    Great news!!! I’m so glad he’s doing so great. I will be praying too for quick healing and recovery – for all of you!!!


  54. lora says:

    I am so glad it went well!

  55. Kristin says:

    So glad to hear everything went well :) I am still praying for a quick recovery!!! Hang in there mom you are doing a wonderful job!

  56. Donna Norton says:

    That is Grrrrrrrrreat news! Praying in Georgia….

  57. Stephanie says:

    Lisa, you are one tough mom and so inspiring to all of us! Best of luck for David and your family- sending comfort and speedy recovery wishes your way!

  58. Kathy says:

    That is wonderful news! You and your family were on my heart and in my prayers this morning. Glad to know everything is going well.

  59. April says:

    Tears to my eyes. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. So happy that it went well. Hoping for a quick recovery.

  60. i had a nicu baby, that is as close as it gets for me to what you are going through. i remember the scary, and unpredictable times. i will continue to pray for your family, especially david. so happy that surgery went as well as it did.

  61. Christy says:

    Glad to hear everyone is well!!

  62. teresa says:

    Snuggles to you and your family!
    What a trooper that David is!
    Prayers and LOVE and HUGS being sent your way!

  63. Dearest Lisa, what a blessing!

  64. Peggy Rice says:

    Prayers for your little man across the ocean tonight!

  65. Dani says:

    I was lifting little David, the doctors, you and your husband and Matthias up in prayer all day and will continue too!

  66. Jen says:

    Continued prayers, Lisa.

  67. Lisa McGriff says:

    So happy to see the update with pictures no less!! I am so happy he is doing so well and I will continue to pray for him and for all of you! There is no peace like “God’s Peace”!! Love from Dothan, Alabama!

  68. Alina says:

    Wonderful that everything went smoothly. Lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers during this healing time.

  69. Marcie says:

    Sending prayers up for David for a quick recovery. Keeping all of you in my thoughts.

  70. Jenny says:

    Continuing to pray for God’s healing! What a fighter!! Praise the Lord!

  71. babi says:

    God bless you all!

  72. Valerie says:

    So glad David’s surgery went smoothly and am praying recovery goes just as smoothly too. Small steps are major celebrations at this point so don’t miss any chances to do your happy dance :)

  73. Joan Brown says:

    I am sooooo happy David is doing well.

  74. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa honey, love David’s gorgeous smile. Big hugs to keep you all strong. Thinking of you all and sending positive energy to David’s bedside. Smiles..

  75. Kristi F says:

    So glad to hear David is on the road to recovery!

  76. bettyann says:

    Great news Lisa…good thoughts and angels winging their way to David…take care..

  77. erica yake says:

    So happy to hear things went well. Your family is in our prayers.

  78. Jennifer L. says:

    So thankful it went well! Will keep praying for a smooth recovery!

  79. Kelli says:


  80. Brenda Trojcak says:

    Lifting your sweet son David up in prayer. He is such a strong and brave young man.

  81. Jeri Taira says:

    I couldn’t wait for this update. So thankful, so glad. God you are good in all – ups, downs, ins, outs, hard and ease.

  82. melissa says:

    Thanks for the update. So wonderful to hear things went very well. I will continue to pray for your family!

  83. Daniele says:

    Wishing David and your family “all good things”…many blessings to you all!

  84. Tonya says:

    Oh, I’m so glad to hear he’s doing so well! You’ve all been on my heart and mind these last few days, so I’ve just been prayin’!

  85. Maleny says:

    Yes!!!! I am soooo happy to see David is doing so well!!
    Today at my yoga class they asked us to direct our practice to somebody ,and my blessings went to him!!
    Just wishing and praying for him!!

  86. Andrea says:

    Good Recovery to your little man !!
    Hug from nyc

  87. Jean says:

    Great news. Praying for quick recovery!

  88. Lisa says:

    wonderful news about david! will continue to pray for healing!

  89. ELLIE says:

    PRAISE GOD….prayers will continue for a quick healing!!!!

  90. Barb M. says:

    So nice to see David’s smile! I am continuing to pray for your son.

  91. Debbie says:

    Great to hear! I hope he has a speedy recovery! That is amazing he did a lap around the peds unit today!

  92. Korin Guglielmi says:

    Best news I’ve had all day – David is doing well – Thanks God!
    I’ve never met David in person, but I just love this kid! His expressions and energy that come through in your photos are priceless!! Take care LIsa and try to do something nice for yourself very soon!

  93. I’m keeping him in my prayers, Lisa. God bless your sweet family. Hugs, Diane ♥

  94. Nancy Lefko says:

    So glad to hear that all went well…blessings to your family and prayers for David’s speedy recovery.

  95. Arijaan says:

    Thanks so much for the update, Lisa! I definitely have been praying and will continue to. Much love from Berkeley!

  96. Heather says:

    Is that Curious George?! He has gone to the hospital countless times with my little man too! I am blessed to see David’s smile and hear that all went well. Continuing to lift up your family!

  97. Like it or not, you are my hero. xo

  98. diane says:

    Our youngest son had two open heart surgery operations, I understand your journey.
    Only once we were on the other side of both surgeries did we realize the impact of the prayers of so many. Our God is great!
    Our son is now 21 and doing well.

  99. stacey m. says:

    So happy to hear everything went well. Praying for you all!

  100. Sarah says:

    God bless you, & keep David in his care.

  101. Rose in Ohio says:

    So glad to sign on and see this good news! Praying for all of you….

  102. Tracy B. says:

    I am thinking of you and David often. So happy he is doing well.

  103. angie says:

    YAY! Such great news!

  104. Crystal says:

    Prayers being sent your way. It’s so hard when the little ones are sick.

  105. Laura says:

    So happy everything is going well. Prayer is wonderful!!

  106. Great news, so glad that David is doing well and on the mend. He is so precious!! Hugs to you and your family, you are all amazing!!

  107. Whitney says:

    So happy to hear everything went well :)
    Prayers for a quick recovery!!

  108. So very thankful for the sweet victory of this leg of David’s journey. May there be many more days to rejoice in the life of your precious son. All my prayers, Jenni

  109. becca says:

    praying for you guys! so glad to hear things are going smoothly so far. please keep us updated. big hugs! xoxo

  110. Carol says:

    Praying. I know this road…with slightly different scenery (smile)…I am praying for David, for Mom and Dad and for Matthias! Love from the Desert!

  111. Gail says:

    In my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over and protect David and your family like the pupil of His eye.


  112. Claudine says:

    David looks amazing! What a special special boy!
    Prayers for him and you and your family!

  113. So great to hear little David is doing so well. Many prayers to you and your family. :-)

  114. FunkySteph says:

    Great news, keep going and thanks for sharing!

  115. desiree says:

    glad to hear the surgery went well. Still praying for a healthy recovery for little David. -dez

  116. FoxyMomma says:

    so glad everything went well & i’ll still be lifting up your family, especially david in prayers!!

  117. Gina says:

    Anxiously awaiting the latest update! I hope everything is still going smoothly for your little guy!

  118. Dianne says:

    Glad to hear things went well. David’s on my prayer door. :-)

  119. Alicia says:

    I pray for your sweet David the way that people prayed for my sweet Abigal 10 years ago. May you experience God’s peace in the midst of uncertainty.

  120. Melinda says:

    I am so glad that he is doing well. You are in my thoughts and I am wishing a quick recovery for David. Stay strong.

  121. Miaja says:

    So happy to read this!!!!!!!!!!

  122. Beth G. says:

    So happy to hear that David is doing well! God is good!

  123. zoe says:

    wonderful news – truly beyond wonderful. love to you and your family!

  124. patti says:

    Yay! I am so glad everything is going well. We will keep you all in our prayers:)

  125. Somer says:

    Every time I see pictures of sweet David and your trips to the hospital I get this rush of memories. I’m so glad things are going well.

  126. I’m so happy that David is doing good! I’m sure you feel like you can breath again! Praying for a speedy recovery!

  127. Úrsula says:

    I’m so happy for David! Your family worth it! Lots of blessings!

  128. Ashley Leicht says:

    Wow. I just started reading your blog. You are one strong woman! My heart and prayers go out to you, your son and family.

    p.s. David looks soo cute snuggled with his monkey. what a sweetie pie <3

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