Tuesday's ICU Report

I know it seems like prayer requests for our daughter have not stopped, but this is our 11th day in the ICU for her ruptured appendix.

Over the past week she has developed a few fluid-filled infected areas in her abdomen and her surgeon has made the decision to go in and drain them non-surgically.  Sounds easy enough, but one of the areas is precariously located near some arteries, so getting to it with a needle/drain is complicated and risky.

The procedure will take place this morning at 10:30AM (CA time) under general anesthesia.

*Please pray with us for a safe and effective procedure.
*Pray for safe anesthesia... going to sleep and waking back up.
*Pray that they find the target and can drain the infections.
*Pray that her organs and arteries are protected from injury.
*Pray for peace while we wait to hear the results.

We have no estimates on how long this procedure will take, how effective it will be, or when we will be home.  We have been told that due to the nature of the infection, it will be weeks to months before she is back to 100%.

Thanks for praying!  I'll update here to let you know what happened!