Friday, June 7, 2019

Please Pray For Nathan

It's Nathan's turn for surgery!

It's called, Cranial Vault Remodeling Surgery.
Nathan was born with no soft spot, a closed skull.
This surgery will allow his brain to grow properly, within his skull.

Here's a explanation:

The cranial vault is the space within your skull that contains your brain. Cranial vault remodeling is exactly what the name implies. The craniofacial surgeon will remodel or reshape the bones of the skull expanding and enlarging the space within the vault to allow room for your child’s brain to grow while attempting to restore a more natural appearing shape of the skull. The craniofacial surgeon and the neurosurgeon work together to perform the surgery as safely as possible. The goals of surgery for craniosynostosis are to allow for normal expansion of the brain, relieve the pressure caused by the early suture closure, and restore or improve your child’s appearance and head shape.

In preparation for Nathan's surgery he received a Care Package
from a group called Cranio Care Bears
Cranio Care Bears are two mom's who sons had cranisoynostosis surgery.
They wanted to help other parents through this hard and scary time.

He's so excited.

Kimmy has prepared for his surgery, too!
New outfits that don't go over his head,
but snap up the front or zip up.

Nathan has gotten so big,
along with his personality, also!

 This picture below shows the shape of his head.
Some say his head is shaped like a football, but
we all think it's cute!

Nathan's surgery is
Friday, June 14th
The surgery will be about 5 hours long.

There is so much, in preparing for a surgery!
Mentally, physically, monetarily, emotionally and

Both Kimmy and Mark have prepared well!

Tom and I will be traveling to Salt Lake City,
with the whole family.

We have rented a house and Nathan will
have his parents, siblings, and grandparents
with him while he recovers.
 Kimmy and Mark will be staying in the hospital with Nathan,
while he is in the hospital, about 5 days.

When Nathan is released,
 he'll be with us at the rented house
 until the Drs. say he can go home.
Which should be another 5 days.

Please pray that the surgery goes well.
Recovery is quick.
Nathan can sleep (sometimes its hard for these little guys to sleep)
For the Doctors, Nurses and staff.
For Mark and Kimmy.
For the rest of the children.
And for Tom and I.

More pictures:

Nathan's eating real food.

He's crawling, too!

Grammie-goo (me) right after Nathan was born.

Papa on nap duty.

Thank you for praying!
I will return with an update as soon as I can.


He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."

2 Corinthians 1:4


  1. I was feeling a bit lonely and thought I'd read some blogs - I found you at Dewena's. I will make a note to be praying for your precious Nathan on the 15th with faith that Jesus will keep him in His care. May God bless all of you!

  2. Nathan is definitely a cutie! Prayers for him and the entire family will be sent.

  3. Will keep Nathan, your family and the medical team in my prayers.

  4. Your entire family has my thoughts, love and prayers, Christine. You're so right there is so much preparation for situations such as these.
    The scripture you shared, is one of my favorite!.
    Blessings to all.

  5. Hubby and I have all of this on our daily prayer list! Remember we serve a Big God, bigger than anything thrown at us... He will be watching over all of you during this time. Nathan is adorable!! ♥ Prayers and blessings for all!

  6. Sweet pictures dear friend. Will be praying for that precious boy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. That is one beautiful baby boy! Oh my goodness, he is gorgeous.

    I will certainly be praying! I love the scripture, it's so, so very true.

    (((hugs))) ~Amelia

  8. Oh Christine, Nathan is so cute! That precious little feller, I will be praying for him and all of you. Please do update us when you can. It will be wonderful to see this little sweetheart smiling again after the surgery. It sounds as if your loving family is doing everything you all can to take the best of care of him and his mom and dad.

    Love to all of you,

  9. My son, Josh, had this same corrective surgery 18 years ago. He is now a strapping 6'5", 19 year old, handsome, sweet, Jesus-loving young man! Will be keeping all in prayer tomorrow. blessings~*~ Debbie

  10. oops! prayers for Friday!! hugs~*~Debbie

  11. Lifting this sweet lil man up to a holy Lord!!!!!

  12. Just saw this post, Christine! Today's the day for Nathan's surgery. Adding my blessings and prayers for all to go well. Safety and protection and wisdom and grace for everyone. Hugs to you! Brenda xox

  13. I'm late! He's already had the surgery by now, so I'm praying he'll have a speedy and complete recovery. What a cute little guy he is. Love to you all. Hugs, Nancy


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