Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Biggest Gainer...

Dad here. Bela has finally achieved her 5 kilo weight goal! The cardiologist said that we should celebrate, so I have booked a room at St. Joes for an indefinate period of time starting this Tuesday. They provide complementary soft drinks, with great crushed ice and terrible cafeteria dining. The surgery is on track for Wednesday. They have scheduled Bela with the surgeon's for the entire day. Needless to say Avery is a little emotional and I try and mask it by working and eating. We are now trying to prepare emotionally and spiritually for this long awaited procedure. Many of you have expressed prayers and concern thinking the surgery was this week. We know come Tuesday and Wednesday Avery and I will need the prayers as much as Bela. As many of you can imagine we look forward to this surgery because Bela's heart can not continue much longer without it, but can't stomach the unknown. We have faith in the plan of salvation and trust that whatever is supposed to happen will, but with that said its hard. We love our Bela and can't stand to think about the pain she will once again endure.

We appreciate all the love and support.

20 comments:

The Mason Family said...

Praying for Bela and your family...

Shannon Mason
www.carepages.com
cp:CarlieMichelle

Derek said...

We've been thinking of you guys and will continue to pray for your family. We love you!

Wendy

Jr, Suzie, Cole, Cruz, and Lindsay Dean said...

We will pray, pray, and pray some more that thigns go well. On another note, what an accomplishment for little Bela. We are very proud of her and faith that she will be strong and do really well next week. Thanks for the update!
Love and Heart Hugs,
Suzie (Lindsay's Mommy)

ashley said...

prayers and happy thoughts headed your way. and i am going to put her name in the laie temple too. she can do it! love to you all!

Branton Family said...

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Please know we admire your strength through all of this. When Zach was there in July we were able to give the nurse supervisor a list of the nurses we especially liked. . .she made sure whenever that nurse was working, we were able to have him/her care for Zach. We also named a primary nurse for Zach, and that one nurse cared for him every time she worked. It helped to have a little control over the consistency of care. Take care. Amy

TC Jolley said...

You can do it Bela, our prayers are with you.

Simmons Family: said...

We will be saying many prayers for you all as you prepare to take Bela in. I know how hard it is to give your baby to the surgeons and trust that Heavenly Father will watch over her. Thinking of you both, Bela and Benson this week!!

Andrea

Hess Fam said...

Tanner, thank you for starting off this post with a little sense of humor. It's good to have a little of that at a time like this.
Sweet Bela will definitely be in my prayers. I continue to check on her progress and am amazed at your family's strength. Hang in there. She is quite the fighter!
Love,
Megan

SusanHull and family said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I will think of you all day Wednesday.

Lindsay Brummer said...

we love you guys and will continue our prayers.

The Ridgway Family said...

Avery, I have been thinking of you all the time lately. I know how hard it is the days before surgery, but I also know that Heavenly Father will be with you, Tanner, Benson and Bela to strengthen you and comfort you. Please know that we are praying for you and the surgeons and I know that the Lord will guide them to repair Bela's little heart. I am sure that Eden is watching closely over her dear friend and I am sure she will be with her on Wednesday. We love you!

Keisa

Mom said...
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Mom said...

Tanner and Avery,

We have been thinking of you and Bela and your family - we will continue to pray for Bela especially this very important week for her. Your family is such an example of strength and courage...we love you.

Cherringtons

Erin said...

Way to go Bela...you came through again as always! Our prayers are with you and your amazing family. We know this is a big week for you all and we will be hoping and praying for the very best. The Lord will be watching over you we have no doubt just as He has done all along. You guys have shown such amazing strength and faith that has been a true inspiration to so many. Hang in there and I will call you the beginning of the week to check in and see what we (Sherrine and I) can do.

Abby Runyan said...

I really don't know what words to say except my thoughts and prayers are with your sweet little Bela and family. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, my faith is stronger now. Thanks again for your true example and know we are praying for your sweet family.

P said...

Our prayers will be with you all this week. Heaven will no doubt be very close by. Much love, the Whitmore's

The Silly Nilly Family said...

You're so great. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

Maren said...

I admire how strong you and avery are through all of this. Me and jimmy will keep Bela and your sweet family in our prayers.I hope all goes well. She's a fighter.
Maren & Jimmy

Likes Chocolate said...

As Polly Anna would says Think only Happy Thoughts. I know kind of dumb, but it really works. We will keep Bela in our hearts and prayers. May the saviour give you and the Bela the strength to get through this time. We will also pray that the doctors will know just what to do when they see little Belas heart.

cait&brig said...

i will be fasting and praying on wednesday...i love that bela girl. it was so fun to be with you guys and dip bela's little feetsies in the pool. Love you, miss you!