Tuesday, November 11, 2008


(This is Shaun writing.)

Surgery went very well, no problems! One of the primary risks of VSD repair is damage to the heart's electrical system (which then requires the installation of a pacemaker), but this was successfully avoided! No pacemaker! We are very thankful (and relieved).

Willem is in ICU now, and hooked up to every machine you can imagine.  He should be off the ventilator in a couple of hours and should become conscious again shortly thereafter.  He's still very much in critical condition, with much attention required, but doing very well.

Thanks everybody for your comments, gifts, thoughts and prayers!


Anonymous said...

whoa! That is a great update! thank you for posting this so quickly-been thinking of him non-stop. I've been doing a bible study in Daniel and learning how God sent the angel Gabriel came directly in to Daniel as he prayed-to let him know his prayers had already been answered-that was the God who we still pray to today-Thank you Lord! I bet your knees are worn out. Comfort and healing to Willem!

ancy ancy said...

Thanks for the update. Please tell Willem that G'G'ma and Ancy Ancy are praying for him.

Lots of Love to all of you.

Jana said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH! I am so glad, been praying frequenly today!! I'm sure it's a huge collective sigh of relief.

Stephanie said...

So good to hear! We will keep praying for his recovery.

mullinzo said...

Hey, great news! We're thinking of you guys and pray for Willem's speedy and healthful recovery.

Gretchen said...

So glad to hear that it went so well! Thank you for updating, we are all praying!