Saturday, February 20, 2010

Update on Chrissie and the Fam

Just a quick note to let everyone know we're home safely and everyone has stayed healthy, praise the Lord! (I haven't had a single spare minute to update, sorry!)  Thank you all for praying for us.  Chrissie had her pre-op registration visit at the hospital today, and she was a total wreck.  I brought all of our daughters and my friend, Stephanie, for moral support for Chrissie, as I knew she'd fall apart at the sight of a needle.  (She had to have a few viles of blood taken along with a chest x-ray at her pre-op visit today.)  Everyone ended up in tears as Chrissie kicked, screamed, wriggled, and hollered, "MOMMA NO LEAVE ME!!!"  I had to explain to the 4 nurses that Chrissie's mom abandoned her at the hospital in Serbia when they discovered her heart problem.  Her hands are full of scars from IV's.  This precious girl has many scars, inside and out, yet she's the most joyful person I've ever met.  Except when it comes to needles.  It was a very tough day emotionally for everyone, but we wrapped up the day with chocolate and pedicures for everyone.  Chrissie got a manicure and pedicure, which has been a dream of hers since the day we met her, and she was treated like royalty at the nail salon.  (God hooked her up with a nail tech whose neice has heart problems, so the nail tech had an extra soft spot in her heart for Miss Chrissie.) 

Anyway, wanted to let everyone know that we're doing well.  We will go to the hospital tomorrow night (Sunday), and we'll spend the night in our RV in the hospital parking lot (Matt, Lorraine and Chrissie).  Chrissie will be admitted at 5:30AM Monday morning. 

If you want to sign up for a specific prayer time slot, please contact Julie Jacobsen at and if you'd like to provide our children with a meal while we're away at the hospital, please contact Brenda Cavazos at for our Care Calendar login info.  Those are our two main needs right now, and we would be so blessed by these two acts of service for our family.

I'll do my best to keep everyone updated in a more timely manner as we embark upon Chrissie's heart repair.  Thank you!


natali said...

I'll definitely keep Chrissie and you guys in prayer!

Renee said...

We're praying for y'all! I'm glad that nobody else got sick and that everyone had a great time. :)

God bless,

Amy said...

Praying sweet friends! Love you all!

Unknown said...

Our family will be praying for Chrissie :)

God bless you all! She is precious!

In His amazing grace,

Emma said...

I have only just found this blog and have been following and praying for many people through Blogger for a year or so.

I heard about your family through the Block and Riggs blogs. I just love the heart for adoption that all of you have. I was blown away by the generosity that Mattie has.

Chrissie will be in my prayers tomorrow for sure. I don't know if you already posted this or not, maybe I just haven't noticed, but if I know the exact time the surgery is, I'll try my best to remember to think of and pray for her then.

I live thousands of miles away from the US so there is a big time difference and it always, always amazes me how I can feel almost like I know all these people that far away, yet feel so close in my heart. I totally believe God gave us the internet as a great blessing to bring His people closer together.

Thank you for sharing about Chrissie.

Thinking of you all,

Shelley said...

We're praying for Chrissie. I'm putting her photo and prayer request on my blog as well.
Also praying for the doctors that will be doing the surgery and for mom and dad while they wait in the waiting room.
God's been watching over this little girl her whole life to get her to this point. I know He's going to be right beside her on Monday too!

amyl4 said...

Bless her little heart! I will be praying for Chrissie tomorrow!
God Bless,

maggie said...

Dear Patterson family, we will be praying for Chrissie. It was amazing for her to have had the ultimate princess adventure with her family. She is a fighter!

Maggie Jackson

maggie said...

Dear Patterson family, we will be praying for Chrissie. It was so wonderful for her to have had the ultimate princess adventure with her family. SHe is a fighter!
Maggie Jackson

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