We just wanted to let everyone know that our Angel is having surgery this Friday on her right ear. We know that she is going to have the same great results that she had on her left ear. Thank you for all your support and words of encouragement. We will keep everyone posted of the results.
Hmmmm who would have thought that Ms. Alivia would have been ice skating in December. We have so much to be thankful for.
It is amazing to me that the word “what” is no longer a household word. I don’t think I have heard Alivia say “What?” or “What did you say” in nearly three months. Thank you sweet Jesus for all you’ve done.
Alivia is so excited to be able to hear better. So many new sounds for her to hear.
Alivia and I believe God loves her so much that he created yesterday just for her, so that she could enjoy him in his miracles of today. I am grateful that she takes the time to reflect on God’s glory.
God is to be praised for all that He gives us. He is Good! Today I praise Him for the gifts of children in our home.
This is an exciting time in Alivia’s life. Her hearing has definitely improved. Her need for us to repeat things has simply vanished. In fact , often she tells me ” Mom, that’s to loud” . I feel so very blessed. Just the other day we went to Texas State with Arica and Caitlyn to visit; during our tour the school bells sounded. Alivia turned towards me and said “What was that Mom? How beautiful! “ I am so happy that she is able to hear the little things that she has not been able to hear for so long. I asked her if she had heard the bells at the cemetery before when we went to see my Grama ( they are the bells at the Veterans cemetary , very similar to the ones at the college) she said to me, “Yes I had heard them Mom but they did not sound the same. They sounded like a little noise a little like a piano bot not like this Mom”. Oh man, it just touched my heart- she never really knew how beatiful the sound of bells could be. My sweet Aliva, I love this little girl.
On our last visit to the Doctor in October with much confidence he told us that everything looked to be healing very well. The incision line is so fine you would not even know it was there unless you had been told. The scar is nearly translucent. We plan to see the Doctor again in December. At that time we will have a hearing test to see just how much Alivia’s hearing has improved.
Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us in prayer .
Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on Earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
Gods wonderful work! The doctor was pleased to inform us that the cholesteatoma was not located in the area most feared. With that being said the need for a canal wall down was not even in question. We have been so blessed . Alivia’s original anatomy of her Mastoid bone is still in tact and cholesteatoma free. Praise God! Doctor Vrabec was able to remove all of the existing cholesteatoma . He also found that one of the three bones that support your hearing located behind the ear drum ( the stapes bone) was completely decayed and had to be removed. He was able to build one from her cartilage and place it in its appropriate location. The ear drum was also rebuilt and lifted back into its proper position. This effectively should allow for Alivia to hear better. A ear tube (T2- 2 year tube) was also installed to allow any additional fluids to drain willingly. So, I would say that our prayers have been answered and ask for your continued prayers that the healing process will be as smooth as the surgery itself.
Dr. Vrabec let us know that the outcome would not be concrete for at least two months and could take up to six months. The right ear is next. The reaction of this ear will determine the approach on the right ear in the months to come.
As I have mentioned before this is a life journey. My prayer is that this ear will recover perfectly and the right ear will follow in the left ears footsteps. I also pray that the statistics of re-occurance (50%) due to the eustachian tube being non-functional as a result of the cleft lip and palate not be so. I pray that Alivia will never be told that the cholesteatoma in her left ear has returned. I pray for total healing!!
We just got a update from the lead nurse in the surgery room with her. They will be closing her up in the next few minutes and dressing her site. Looks like her vitals are stable. She will be moved into recovery in the next half hour or so. After she wakes up gently we will be taken back to be with her. I can not wait to get my arms around her.
Do NOT be anxious about anything, but in everything, be in prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.
Our surgery date is Sept 13th at 12:30…………
Please join us in prayer…..
Pray for the Doctors so that they may have steady hands.
Pray for the anesthesiologist so that they may monitor her well.
Pray that God’s will be done so that Alivia‘s hearing will improve.
Pray for only fluid behind the ear drum and not cholesteatoma, they do not know until they get in there to see.
Please Pray for our little girl……..
So that she may feel Monday the way she feels today. Happy that she will be having this surgery and not afraid.