Monday, January 28, 2008

The Final Surgery

Today T. had his last surgery - reconstructive dental surgery.

It was supposed to last about an hour.

It took 3 1/2.

Eight fillings and an extraction.

He's sound asleep on the couch.

But pain free.

Did you hear that?

Pain free!

It was such a relief to see him wake up without any major complaints.

He just wanted to eat.

So now we're done. We've done all that needed to be done for him.

And now, he gets to go home.

Home to Africa.

Because Africa is his home.

{Thank you, Lord Jesus, for taking care of this little boy. For bringing him through general anesthesia three times with no complications. For providing so many generous and kind doctors who donated their time and expertise. For giving me the strength to be Tejan's comfort and caregiver. Thank you for the privilege of sitting for hours and hours in waiting rooms with this amazing child. Thank you for the chance to hold his hand and kiss his forehead and be the one to see the first glimmer of a smile after a long recovery. Thank you for this experience. Thank you for Tejan. Thank you.}


  1. Debbie7:38 PM

    Praise the Lord that there is no pain! I'm sorry it took so much longer than expected; but at least it is over.

  2. {And thank you Lord that through this crazy thing called the internet we can pray and cry and rejoice with a fellow believer we may never have met in person. What a privilege.}

    Still praying C.

    Pink Paper Peppermints

  3. So happy for, Tejan!!! :0)
    And so happy for you!


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