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Details about Apollo’s Surgery

Mom called me (Iri0 this morning and asked me to update the blog for her. So here is a list of details about his surgery and also prayer requests.

1. The whole procedure is going to take about 3 hours total. They have to spend a lot of time positioning him and getting the airway in, so only 1-1 1/2 hours is going to be with the surgeon working on him.

2. If his chest is full of fluid after the surgery they will have to put a chest tube in. If not, his hospital stay could be cut down by 1-2 days. Please pray that he will not have any fluid in his chest, both because the sooner he can get home the better, and also because of the risk of infection.

3. They are going to have to deflate his lung to have room to work in there, so pray that will go well with no complications.

4. He might not need to stay in the ICU at all, depending on how his breathing is.

The actual surgery is at 12:50 today, so please keep Apollo in your prayers. We really appreciate it.



  1. Mary

    Thank You so much for the update, Adalia. I will be praying all day for Apollo and have sent a request to our church for him to be put on the prayer list. You are all in our prayers.
    Mary Lehrbaum

  2. Kristie Dubitz

    I sent out a prayer request for Apollo on our prayer request group a number of days ago, so many from our church are praying for all of you today and the days to come.

  3. bernadette

    Thankyou for the update Adalia. Our thoughts and prayers are not only with Apollo today to have no complications and a speedy recovery but also with your mum and dad to help them through today and the upcoming weeks. I can honestly say i have been blessed to have found your mums blog and am encouraged by the strength, resilience (and humour) of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today. xo

  4. Kristen

    Thanks for the update, Adalia. Prayers being lifted for a smooth, uneventful, safe surgery and an amazing, healthy recovery.

  5. Amanda P.

    We’re praying so hard for all of you! <3

    Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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