This is Maisy's first pacemaker.
The surgeon shared the good news and the bad news. As a realist who wants all the information available to me, I want to hear the good news but I really want to hear the "bad" news so that I can prepare myself for the next steps of our lives. The good news was that the surgery went well...Maisy is already home from the hospital after only one night on the Cardiac unit. She is as active as ever with only a little bit of pain medication on board. It is so hard to imagine that she just had major surgery which involved a major abdominal incision and that she is moving around like a gymnast. Our words requesting her to take it easy have done little to slow her down.
The "bad" news is that the surgeon found several large holes in the pocket of abdomen where the pacemaker was implanted. This is not the first time we have sat with a very skilled surgeon who has no idea how to explain his findings. These holes are not a mystery to God. He knows every detail of Maisy's inmost parts. There is a potential of these holes causing problems such as an internal hernia or strangulated bowel. While finding that Maisy's body has anomalies we didn't know where there is not easy news to digest--there is still such good news in all of this.
The good news that surgery went well...the even more amazing news is that Maisy has had holes in her abdominal wall for 3 1/2 years with no complications. God, in his infinite wisdom and care, has held His hand in the holes and protected her from life threatening complications. God continues to write new chapters in the testimony of His faithfulness through the miracles that he has done in Maisy's life.
We have seen His faithfulness and goodness in the past, and we will hold onto that as we look to the future.
He created her..He knows everything about her, He loves her beyond imagination.
We will joyfully accept all the news we were told about Maisy as