Surgery Day

Today is Gabe's second surgery. He is in the OR right now with his chest open having Dr Del Nido work on his tiny little heart.

Yesterday, when Dr Del Nido was talking with us about his operation 'options' and what he may do with Gabe's heart... I started crying.

It had nothing to do with the operations, or Gabe's surgery... But rather the fact that Dr Del Nido did not mention, not even once, that Gabe had Downs Syndrome.

At Seattle Children's, Downs Syndrome was mentioned every day, every meeting, every time we talked. Like we were unaware how little value our Son's life had in the grand scheme of things because he was born so 'imperfect'. It was upsetting, to say the least.

But as Dr Del Nido finished talking, he said Downs Syndrome 0 times. He talked about our son like he was just that, our son. A person, a little man who deserved as much as the baby in the next room.

And he does.

We are so blessed to be here.

But I wanted to share what a blessing it truly is.

When you see someone with a disability, I hope you don't treat them substandard. I hope you don't think they are worth less on this earth than you are.

Because Jesus loves them just as much as he loves you.

And that's the truth of the matter.

Please be praying for Gabe today. <3


Mandy said...

Praying for you guys...and thinking about you all day, Julia. Thanks for letting the Lord bless us all through him. :-)

Kristin said...

What a good man. I'm glad the Lord led you there.

jenn mongeau said...

I am praying for you guys. Please post and update as soon as you are able. I'm praying that God wraps his hands around his little heart. I tried emailing. But no answer. I often think what if things had been different for us. Jennifer and josh(Jacksonville fl)

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