This includes anesthesia and intubation and all that goes along with that. Please pray for her surgery and for the results. Thank you.

An "aspirate" in this context means removing a small amount (7 ml in Grace's case usually) of the bone marrow fluid and a biopsy is removing a small chunk of the bone.  I (Jon) believe they did both, if I'm remembering the medical records after the fact correctly.  It was an expected test, and she will have two to three more over the next year testing to confirm that Faith's bone marrow is meshing in correctly.

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we are praying for her.

Posted by Rujiraumporn family on March 21, 2024, 5:25 am

We will always pray for her safety.

Posted by Alex g on March 21, 2024, 6:20 am

Praying!

Posted by Heidi Johnson on March 21, 2024, 7:14 am

Praying for Grace, and for you through the waiting and watching todaydO

Posted by Nancy Shee on March 21, 2024, 8:14 am

Prayers for Grace, you and the whole family continue.

Posted by Chris Spaulding on March 21, 2024, 8:48 am

Praying! I appreciate these updates.

Posted by Julia Manners on March 21, 2024, 9:36 am

Prayers for all of you

Posted by Joyce on March 21, 2024, 9:53 am

Praying

Posted by Jen N on March 21, 2024, 10:03 am

Thinking of you all and continuing to pray for little Grace.

Posted by Patricia Langdon on March 21, 2024, 10:27 am

It turns out they didn't need to intubate her and just used a nasal canula for oxygen.

And the anesthesiologist listened to me and used just prophylol and no inhaled gas at all, and so she woke up quickly and no emergence delirium, so was very easy. We are back "home" in the apartment already and she is alert, so this was the best sedation so far. I did learn that the last anesthesiologist ignored her chart and my request to use a 3.5(mm?) tube and used a larger one instead so that explains why she had more throat troubles last time, which I was surprised by.

Various test results will start coming back tonight, but the chimerism takes 10 days.

Posted by jondaley on March 21, 2024, 10:47 am

We are thankful for this much easier going surgery!

Posted by Kelly Wiegers on March 21, 2024, 12:09 pm

Hi brother. Praying for Grace and your family. Praise the LORD for the healing He is doing for her.

Posted by Arnold on March 21, 2024, 4:24 pm

Good to hear the update. Glad for the way God answered prayers for this.

Posted by Heidi Johnson on March 21, 2024, 8:31 pm

Thank you for advocating for her with diligently-pursued knowledge and persistent faith. Giving thanks for the best sedation so far. I have been praying, too, for minimal pain. Much love, prayer, and cheering.

Posted by Pam on March 25, 2024, 10:40 am
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