Monday, June 10, 2013

Cooper's BIG Surgery


As most of you know Cooper was born with a rare congenital condition called Gastroschisis. It is where there is incomplete formation of the abdominal wall so that the intestines protrude outside the body. Babies born with this condition have surgery to repair it as soon as they are stable enough after delivery. The doctors in China did not perform this surgery correctly on Cooper when he was born so he is having surgery to fix it now! We knew all this when we chose to adopt Cooper. We thought that he would have the surgery as soon as we got home with him from China but Cooper was malnourished and too small to do it until now. So tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th, we will be moving up to the Denver Children's Hospital. They believe he will be in the hospital anywhere from 2-4 weeks. We won't know how long until we see how the surgery goes. There are all sorts of complications that can happen. The doctor has told us on many occasions that this surgery "is a really big deal!" He has been incredible over the past year getting us and Cooper prepared for this surgery.

So please send some prayers for our amazing little boy. A year ago we were getting ready to board a plane to pick him up. I can honestly say that it has has been the best year if my life. 

Our plan is to update the blog daily like we did while we were in China so all our friends and family can be updated on Cooper's progress. Much love to you all!





6 comments:

  1. I'm excited to read your updates!

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  2. Prayers for Cooper and his doctor during the surgery!!

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  3. Good luck Cooper! We are sending our prayers.

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  4. He is so lucky to have such giving people in his life. Good things happen to good people and I will know in my heart the reason he was gifted to you so you can take care of him the way God intended. I pray for a quick recovery and many many years of accomplishments and making his parents proud of the decisions they made in their life.

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  5. Hi Ronda I hope everything went well for Cooper. I will keep him in my prayers and wish him a speedy recovery. Candi Fraire

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