Thursday, July 14, 2011

GOOD NEWS

***Taking a blog break for a couple of weeks...to finish some projects, get my tree schedule set up (yes, its time) and maybe to find me.  Will still be reading blogs as often as I can...so keep blogging.
Teresa

Tonight we are a tired family, a thankful family.
 
We have  a sleepy boy,who had an awesome doctor and we were in a wonderful  hospital.  I cannot say enough good things about Arkansas Children's Hospital. 


BEST of all we have a
repaired HEART!



We are a family  blessed with wonderful praying friends, and tonight we are thankful to a great BIG GOD.
 
All is well.
 
Austin is resting in ICU and alert.
Because of the type surgery Austin needed there is a “hole’ in the entry point (groin area) that is twice as large as it would be in an adult who’s had a heart cath.
After seeing the before and after pictures the doctor showed Dana , it was even more evident that this surgery needed to be done NOW.


He has an adult size stint in place…but everything looks perfect.


His blood pressure which was extra high before surgery was very normal tonight. That was the goal.
 
He said I could snap his picture…so I post this with his permission…and then he wanted something from Applebee's. 



He was a super brave boy today.
 
His Mom and Dad are tired but so glad that this is behind them.
 
Thank you again for caring and for praying for Austin and his family.


We feel blessed to call you friend.  We have had two major medical events in our family in the last 10 months.  The word “friend” has taken on a new meaning. 

austin after surgery
Have no idea why this picture has lines around it but am too tired to work on it tonight.

For you bloggers that  read Kelly’s Korner,  I did not get to see Kelly today,(she was in a consultation) but I got to meet Miss Harper and little Hollis and Kelly’s parents.  Her Mom and I have been email buddies for awhile and it was so nice to meet her in person

38 comments:

carissa said...

oh teresa, you all have been through so much. i'm glad to see a smile on your his face. hang in there. prayers to the Father on your behalf!

Justabeachkat said...

Thank you God for the many blessings today for Austin and his loving family. Surround him with your healing power and comfort and quick healing.

Amen

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful this is behind you all. I know how hard the waiting is while they are back in the OR. The wondering how everything is going is one of the hardest parts for me.

I'm hopeful he will wake in the morning feeling more like himself and that his discharge to the hotel will come soon.

Love you my friend, Trish Adams

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I was so thrilled to read about the successful surgery today. That is awesome. Praise God!!! From my cancer surgery almost 8 years ago, I am a true believer in the power of prayer!!! I know you have felt the prayers coming your way from friends, family and fellow bloggers. How awesome that you got to meet Kelly's parents and the girls. My girls and I got to meet Kelly at a Beth Moore Women's Conference in Atlanta a year ago. I love corresponding with Kelly's Mom. I will continue to pray for your family! Love & blessings from NC!

Debby said...

Wonderful news. He looks so good for going through this today. I hope you can all get some rest tonight. I have been praying for you.

Vicki said...

Praising along with you for Austin's successful surgery!

Vicki said...

Praising along with you for Austin's successful surgery!

SarahMerritt said...

YAY FOR A BIG GOD! who answers prayers!

Terri said...

Amen! I am so glad to hear the News! Austin looks so good!

Bacardi Mama said...

Again with your family, we get to see the amazing power of prayer. I couldn't be happier for Austin. I can't imagine how scary it had to be for you all waiting during the surgery. I'm just so happy that everything is okay now. Thank you God for another happy ending. XOXO

Bacardi Mama said...

p.s. I got my cookbook today and I love it. I use my crock pot so much during the school year. I can't wait to try some of the recipes. They look so yummy. Thank you so much!

Linda said...

Oh Praise God! Add me to the list of thankful readers! I was so glad to read this and to know that the surgery went well. The picture tells so much! Austin looks great! I know he is on meds...but I just love seeing that smile! What a darling boy!

Girlfriend, you all get some rest...I know it has been a very long day. I prayed and prayed and asked people to pray too.

I am rejoicing with you now. And I will keep praying.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Oh...I love it that you got to see Harper and Hollis and to meet Judy. They are such sweeties. I am praying that Harper will get used to the hearing aids quickly. Bless her heart.

Vicki said...

So happy you family is safe and sound, mine had surgery today too! Love and prayer...Vicki

Theresa said...

Praise God! I am so thankful to see that smile and hear those words "good news"! Have a blessed day and I will continue praying for Austin! HUGS!

Joyce said...

So happy to hear all went well!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

So grateful with you that your sweet grandson is recovering. I love it that he let you take his picture.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sally said...

Praise be to the Lord!! So happy to hear this wonderful news. Austin is so precious! :)

Anonymous said...

To the Powell Family....thank God for another blesing for you all.
God just keeps blessing you because you are such a blessing to everyone. I know you have been there for me especially with the cards sent each week. I will continue to pray for a complete recovery..!!!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm praying that he heals quickly. The smile is priceless! So glad that it's over and he can look forward to having fun with his family.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Great News and bless Austin's heart for letting you post his picture. God is good and I am so thankful for these good results for you all:)

Love and Hugs, Laurie

debi said...

Praise God!
So happy to hear the news of answered prayer.

Praying for God to take away Austin's pain...

Hugs....For Austin!

West Side of Straight said...

So happy for Austin and you all! Prayer does work - Amen! Continued prayers still for this wonderful boy!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Praise God! ♥

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Teresa, that is such wonderful news. I love when God answers our prayers.

twinkle said...

I know he feels so much better with his bp down and all of this over. I am so thankful all went beautifully...thanks for letting us share in this miracle!

Granny said...

I'm a new follower & am so glad God lead me to your blog. I will be keep Austin in prayer along with your family. God bless ...

Doris said...

Such good news and a brave little boy too! We have been through so many surgery experiences with our children so my heart goes out to the parents and you too! May you continue to feel the strength of God as we lift you all up in prayer!

Sassy Granny ... said...

It seems appropriate to breath a sigh of relief, and to offer a mighty "hallelujah!" on your behalf. What a good God we serve!

His Doorkeeper said...

Teresa, It was so nice to get to meet Jack's "better-half" !! How sweet of you to look us up! Kelly hardly got to come up for air for three hours straight with the audiologist! We were all pooped!

We are so happy to hear a good report on Austin! Bless his heart! When will he get to go home?
I am praying he will heal perfectly!

Blessings to you and your family!

shirley slee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so blessed to visit yours! Wow you never know what people are going through! Go bless you and stregthen you.

Farming On Faith said...

Praising the Lord with you!

Chris H said...

I hope Austin is still doing so well and recovering.

Tanya said...

Oh my Teresa,
I have been away from blogging with so many obligations and I had NO idea about Austin. Although I was unaware to pray then, I will definitely pray for continued recovery and continued blessings for all your family. What an ordeal you all have been through...how very scary for his Momma and Daddy and all of you that love him so very much. God is good and his plan is always the best. Your faith during a very difficult time is remarkable.
Can't wait to hear an update on your "little". I am thinking of all of you!
Hugs,
Tanya

Sue said...

I thought I had dropped by with a comment on Austin's surgery ~ but don't see one!! I am rejoicing with you in the success of his surgery Teresa. Hope all is going well with the recovery.

wenn said...

great! take care.

nancygrayce said...

So so thankful!

jules said...

I'm so glad Austin is doing so well after his surgery...what a special, brave little boy.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank you God that your precious Austin is on the mend. From one grandmother to the next, I can feel the relief in your heart. Isn't it great to have so many friends that care about him? So happy for you all!