Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Positive Thoughts Appreciated

My 15-year-old nephew Ian is undergoing pulmonary heart valve replacement surgery on Wednesday, May 25. This open-heart procedure was done on him as a newborn and it was always known he'd need this surgery again later in life. My brother said Ian made the decision to have the surgery as soon as school ended for the year so he's taken part in the planning. The decision was based on his need to improve his quality of life and I'm so very proud of him for understanding the risks and rewards of such a decision. Surgery will be performed in Albuquerque by a surgeon who has a positive success rate with this operation. He is very confident that all will go well. I believe more support can't be a bad thing so if you would, send some posi-vibes, prayers, thoughts to my brave nephew for a successful surgery and recovery.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sharron said...

He will absolutely without a doubt be in my thoughts and prayers!!

May 20, 2005 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

He sounds like quite a brave young man. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

May 20, 2005 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Dave2 said...

Positive vibes and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Albuquerque it is then.

May 20, 2005 8:13 PM  
Blogger HermanTurnip said...

My dad went through a simiar valve replacement procedure, and his health greatly improved.

For a 15 year old, this was a huge decision, and one that I'm sure will offer only benefits for him. He's in my prayers...

May 20, 2005 10:17 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune
Without the words
And never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

My thoughts and prayers are with young Ian and his family as he approaches this crossroad...and also with you.

May 21, 2005 1:50 AM  
Blogger zazzafooky said...

I'm wishing you the very best and my thoughts are with you,.

May 21, 2005 11:59 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Best thoughts and wishes headed his way (and yours).

May 21, 2005 5:11 PM  
Blogger madgirl said...

sendin many good thoughts and warmest wishes.

i went through a surgery to implant a icd recently. its meant to keep my heart beatin regularly and that. felt kinda scarey - and its not even an open heart procedure.

your nephew is one brave kid :)

take care

May 24, 2005 8:50 AM  
Anonymous nad said...

thoughts and prayers sent for one brave young man.

May 24, 2005 8:07 PM  

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