Friday, July 08, 2011

Chloe is in surgery

Thanks, everyone, for all of the prayers, emails, comments, etc. We are certainly feeling loved and supported from near and far.

Chloe went into surgery close to 3:00pm to have her left kidney removed. The surgery will last between 4-7 hours. We probably won't know the exact make-up of the mass until Monday or so. That information will determine the next steps.

Both sets of grandparents are here with us, along with Christa's brother and his wife. My brother is flying in later in the evening. We also had the chance to chat with Mary Ann & Derek as they are here with their son Oliver which helped to get a perspective from other parents going through the same thing.

Please keep praying!


steved said...

Creator, Redeemer, Comforter,

Wrap your arms around little Chloe and calm her fears. Give her strength to face the countless procedures and blood draws ahead.

Be with the hands of the surgeons, giving them strength and focus for this major task.

Be with the nurses who will care for Chloe so lovingly. They are your hands and feet in this world.

Surround Kip and Christa, Martha and Henri, and the grandparents with a sense of peace for all that lies ahead. Give them strength for the marathon that lies ahead and courage for the days at hand.

We know that you love Chloe far more than we possibly can, and we trust you to take care of your precious child. You are in control and our job is to trust. And so we do. Amen. Steve and Mary

Unknown said...

...praying in agreement with Steve and Mary.
"For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them." Matthew 18:20

heather pietrowski said...

Kip- Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure that you've realized that she's in good hands at DeVos.. they truly are the best. Thanks for the update.
Take care, Heather