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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lifting up my friend/sister


My sweet sister/friend is at the hospital right now. Gwen adopted a special needs little girl that was a burn victim from China two years ago. Her "special needs" was no hair. When Gwen arrived in China to bring her home, she realized that you could see her pulse in her scalp where she is missing hair. Which leads us to present day. Sweet little Maggie went in today for scalp extenders. The extenders that they put in today will eventually be filled with saline to stretch her scalp so they can pull the healthy skin over the part of her head that was so badly burned. Pray for healing and no infection. If it heals well, with no infection, then they will go back in and put in bone over the exposed part of her brain. This is the second time that they have had this surgery. The first time infection was found, and they had to remove the extenders. When I talked to Gwen earlier she said that they shaved her whole head, the procedure went well, and that she would probably swell pretty bad. Pray for Scott and Nana at home with her three other children, and for rest for Gwen at the hospital. You can follow her journey at Oatsvallteam.blogspot.com. Gwen serves the "least of these" on a daily basis. Her heart is bigger than anyone else that I know. It is a true privilege to walk through life with her on a daily basis. There are really no words to express how much Gwen and her family mean to me. let's lift them up sweet friends!

10 comments:

Jim and April said...

thanks for the update! Praying for little maggie, gwen and for complete healing and no infections! All glory to God!

Home Sweet Home said...

Definitely will be praying.

Connie

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Joining you in prayer over the Oatsville Suzanne. I am so glad you have each other.

Wishing I lived closer to hug you both!

Love and blessings,
Jill

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

PRAYING!!

emily said...

Lifting them up all day!

Lisa Kindred said...

We have all been praying! So thankful you are there to walk thru this again with her. I know she adores you as much as you do her. We will continue to pray her thru this! Much love to your precious family! Can't wait to meet you in Feb!

Love, LIsa

Shannon said...

Praying for Maggie and Gwen and the whole Oatsvall family!

TanyaLea said...

OMGoodness...I was just visiting Glen's blog the other day and didn't realize Maggie had to go in for this surgery! I will absolutely be lifting them up in prayer. Thanks for posting!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Kim said...

standing in the gap
via hong kong
kim

Gran said...

What a cute picture of Joshua and Maggie. Praying for Gwen and Maggie and the whole family and caretakers.

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I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.
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