This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Surgery Day

Today was the big day!

We woke the big guy well before his usual time (but he was all smiles...and still very excited that Grams had spent the night)  and headed to the hospital.  Once there we watched Polar Express on the iPad (per his request....he is definitely my son), played with tons of fun toys that the Child Life Specialist brought us, attempted an MRI without sedation (which was unsuccessful but he did give it a try....too noisy though), played with the Child Life Specialist some more while waiting for the anaesthesiologist and then said our tearful goodbyes as he drifted off to sleep.

I must admit these were the longest 4 hours of my life.  But it was all worth it when our AMAZING Neurosurgeon met us in the waiting room and said the surgery went perfectly.  

He ended up severing 55% of his nerves....said he didn't want to over do it, just fine tune him!

While Grams took GREAT care of my precious baby girl at home, Grammie came down to deliver us Pita Jungle for dinner and give some love to John.

We once again have been overwhelmed by the outpouring love and support we have received from family, friends and acquaintances.   I am truly humbled to know each and every one of you.

As mentioned earlier, we have a very long rode ahead of us but he's our fighter and doesn't let anything get in his way!  Giving up has NEVER be an option!

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Anthony and Ashleys Mommy said...

so glad the surgery went well. What a brave little boy you have! I anxiously await to see how he does with his recovery!


Justine said...

Yes! So happy the surgery went well! John is such a trooper=) I hope his recovery goes well too and I know he's got some intense therapy in his future but I know John will rock it out as usual.

Ben & Michelle said...

Good news... we will keep praying for each and every step... love you...

Ben and Shannon said...

Big smiles, lots of love and prayers to the most courageous little boy we know. xo

Katie said...

The bravest boy I know! He amazes me all the time. My tears started flowing at the words "tearful goodbye" because I am sure that was so incredibly hard for you guys. It's no question where he gets his bravery from...or yours. Love you!!

M2Amos said...

What a day for you all! You guys are an amazing family! So happy all went well. I'll continue to pray for you and sweet little John.
:) Miranda

Aunt Alli said...

There's nothing better than the love and support of family and friends...and you have it, because you give it so unconditionally. We love you and are so proud of you all.