Monday, October 26, 2009

The day before surgery

Chloe had a very long day today, but she is in good spirits. Actually, she is so brave and positive, she is pulling her mom through this without realizing it!

Chloe was at the hospital today for pre-op testing from 10 AM to 4 PM. She had her chest X-rays taken, Echo (ultrasound) and EKG done, blood drawn, toured the ICU and was examined by no less than three doctors. She got tired halfway through the day, but never complained once. Probably the best part of the day for her was eating a delicious pasta lunch in the hospital cafeteria!

Playing hangman with mom while waiting for her X-ray.

Watching a movie during her echo.

Please pray for a good night's sleep tonight and for peace of mind in the morning. Pray for the surgeon's hands and minimal pain for Chloe. We will be at the hospital very early in the morning and will try to update several times throughout the day. Your prayers, comments and emails are so uplifting to all of us. Chloe continues to read each comment with a smile.


  1. chloe you are very brave. i am praying for you and so is my class and most of the other class.

  2. chloe (and family) - hi! how are you?! do you remember me? i visited about 6 or 7 years ago, with my family, and stayed at your grandparents house - i think we played foosball a lot! anyway, i want you to know that my family has been praying for you, and will be praying for you tomorrow and in the next few weeks as you face your surgery and recovery - what a brave young girl you are - i am amazed at the strength God has blessed you with! you are in our prayers!

  3. Hi Chloe, You are in my prayers every night! God has wonderful plans for you! Here is a verse I found for you.

    Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

    God is with you Chloe and he will be forever!!
    Ashley Rogalske

  4. Chloe we are still praying. I know you know that Jesus is with you all the time but if you ever feel lonely just know people all over the world are praying for YOU. I am so proud to call you my niece. HUGS!!!

  5. Hi Chloe,

    Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Rozeboom Family

  6. Chloe--I'll be praying for you, sweet girl. God will be with you through all of this--He will NEVER leave you!!!

  7. Hi Chloe,

    You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I know God is right there with you. You are so special.

    Charity - praying for you too and for the peace that God provides for your whole family.

    Ms. Scott :)

  8. Chloe, Charity and Jeff,
    Thanks for setting up the blog! For us crazy people who seem to be awake at all hours it is great to be able to check in at all times. Just think Chloe you are being prayed for around the clock! We love you all and will keep praying! Aunt Judy and family

  9. Hi Chloe,
    I'm praying right now that you and your family are getting a good night sleep, and that later today your surgery will go smoothly without any complications.
    Lois (and Tom,Julia,Ellen,Joel,and Anna)

  10. We sent a e-mail to everyone in the grade saying to pray for you!!
    We really hope that you can make it through withot too much difficulty or fear. We are praying for you and love you!!

    Clayton and Danny

  11. Hi Chloe! I'm praying for you, and my facebook status says "Praying for Chloe and her family today!" I just want to hug you, but you may think that to be weird. Your mom can give you a hug for me, and I'll hug your mom when I see her next. Looking forward to seeing how God is going to bring you and your family through this.

    Jill Edstrom

  12. We all prayed for you this morning and are continuing to pray for you all day. We love you! Aunt Phoebe

  13. Chloe,

    I am so proud of the young lady that you've become! You are a true witness to the God that you love and serve. we are thinking of you and praying for you today!

    We love you,

    Aunt Alison and family

  14. Praying, praying, praying for you all day long. You are special!

  15. So we all wore purple today (Chloes favorite color) and Uncle Greg couldn't find anything. I called him at work this morning and he was looking for a purple marker! I wonder what he will color?? The kids and I will pray for Chloe everytime we see the purple color on our shirts! We love you girl!

  16. Hi Chloe,

    You are a very special girl. God is holding you in His hands and we are all holding you in our hearts and prayers. Your heart is beautiful and so are you. I keep remembering the day you made profession of faith and how confident you were. It was obvious that you were very sure who your life belonged to and you were not afraid to let everyone know. God bless you, Chloe!