Monday, August 23, 2010


Into surgery at 11:00 am
Out of surgery and into Recovery by 4:15 pm
Finally awake and to a room by 9:15 pm
Getting to see Dad and Mom: Priceless.

The Doctor's report:
Before the surgery, he said he was sorry to have to remove the J pouch.
He said Hannah did well through the surgery.
The J pouch is GONE
and, indeed, was full of pouchitis - so it was good to have taken it out.
Hannah was in recovery a long time for two reasons: low blood pressure, high pain.

Tonight Hannah is in pain, and these next few days may be very uncomfortable. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors with pain control, and for these measures to be effective.

It may be a long night.

King David wrote, in Psalm 139, in part:
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?....
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me,
the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.....
For you created my inmost being...
All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
(from verses 7, 11-13, 16)

It may be a long night.

Hannah's Mom


  1. Dear Kathy and All -- We are praying, praying, praying! Thank you for sharing some of the magnificent Psalm 139. Yes---there is no escape from our glorious God! Praying Hannah will feel His presence and that her pain will be controlled.

  2. Kathy -- when you can, please write a brief update on your beloved Hannah. Holding her before the Throne of Grace!
    The Crawfords