Sorry, readers!! You’ve had to wait all day for the news. I was up most of the night praying and spending time with the Lord, waiting to hear how Cora did. Then I slept until 12:45, and had a ton to do all day to get ready for the drive down to Sacramento for Thanksgiving!
But, without further ado, here is the news, as written by my friend!!
“ALL PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!
Cora’s procedure went PERFECTLY! 😀 😀 😀
Dr. Orbach was very pleased with how it went – he’s usually so serious but I could see him hiding a smile the whole time he talked with us! smile emoticon He said the device fit beautifully, just as hoped, and completely blocked the hole. He didn’t see any clotting (yet) and the arteries seemed to be rerouting the blood properly. He doesn’t even think it’ll be a full 2 weeks in the ICU as originally predicted!
Obviously we are still taking it one day at a time. There’s still concerns about clotting, and stroke, and increased swelling caused by them fiddling around in there (which could stop her breathing, so she’s currently intubated and will remain that way for awhile, possibly overnight).
Keep praying for her safety and total healing, and please praise God with us that He answered our prayers for a successful procedure!! We are sure that literally thousands were praying for our sweet daughter this morning – God hears and answers! He is good!! 😀
I am astounded and humbled to see that my last post (praising God for Cora’s successful procedure), has reached 23,000 people and counting. I never in my life imagined that God would allow me to praise His name and proclaim His goodness before so many people. I am totally unworthy of this honor, to proclaim His name in suffering, and yet He uses the least of us to bring glory to Him, in His immense grace and kindness.
Thank you for all your fervent prayers, tears, and fasting on Corinna’s behalf. It is clear to me that God was mightily moving His people to pray for her, with every intention of answering in power!!
“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:23-24
*happy dance* There is much rejoicing tonight!! :-D”