Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today is the Day.

4 months ago when we began the process to adopt Joshua
we had no idea that Tuesday, September 27th would be the day.

7 1/2 years ago when she left him on the steps of that hospital in China
she had no idea that he would be here now
and that today would be the day we would know if he is going to have a 2nd chance.

Today is the day.

The day

He is scheduled right now to go down to the cath lab at 8:00am
cath starts at 9.

Our prayer:

That the arteries are big
and the pressures are low.

There is a ton of medical jargon to go along with all of that
not much of which I can even begin to fully understand
much less explain
but what it comes down to is just that.

We need big arteries
and low pressures.

The echo shows that the arteries look "reasonable"
but we have no idea of the pressures.
They both have to acceptable.
There is no one without the other.

Please pray.
This is going to be a big day.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

*UPDATE Despite tons of fluid his hematocrit is too high to safely do the cath so they are putting in an arterial line and they are going to take out some of his blood and replace it with fluid. The hope is that this will bring down his levels enough to wear they can safely do the cath. If they can get the line in here in his room we will head down around noon, if they can't get it in here they are taking him up to the OR to put a line in somewhere else in which case by the time they do all of that they might not do the cath today.


  1. Stay strong, Sonia and you have many praying for your dear Joshua! He is tough (obviously, like his Mom)

  2. We are here. We are praying for Joshua and that heart of his!

  3. Just got up off my knees and will return in a moment to lift up Joshua (and you!) again to our Jehovah Rapha. Sending out to the JBUGS.
    Loves, hugs, and prayers...
    Donna O.

  4. Praying right now!!!
    Connie J

  5. Praying here!! Thank You for the updates!! {{hugs}}

  6. Praying for you on the other side of the world! I have a 7 yr old heart kiddo who got her heart fixed in China but came to us very delayed. It's totally amazing what a home and siblings will do for that! Did some time in the Peds ICU this summer too so I'm understanding your lack of sleep. Keep posting when you can--we are praying. (I'm a friend of Tina @ oneblessednest)

  7. Praying for lowered hematocrit, and big arteries, low pressure! And for sweet Joshua in general!

  8. Thanks for the update friend, praying for Joshua and for his mama. May the Lord surround you both with His peace today--the peace that we can not understand, but believe because we know it is what sees us through.

    "When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Psalm 61:2).

    Praying for the medical team today for great wisdom, and that they would be lead by the Lord.

    Praying and believing . . .

    Love you,


  9. Calling out to the Lord on Joshua's behalf. Praying He will intervene and do great and mighty things!!!

  10. Praying! God has this! He is with you and He will be with you and JJ wherever you go. Hugs. So sorry to hear about the delay but praying for God's perfect plan and for low pressure and large arteries.