PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR CHRISTIAN SEBASTIAN YESTERDAY
Thank you for your prayers and kindness. Yesterday the opened heart surgery for our son Christian Sebastian was carried successfully and followed by a good recovery progress as I write this entry.
Indeed God has been listening to your prayers and He grants us His Mercy and Grace. We got the news about the completed surgery at around 17 20 pm and was able to talk to Christian even though his eyes were closed. Indeed righteous way of praying is very powerful and so true. Thank you for doing it and whole operation process was so smooth and better then what we were expecting.
We were staying for few hours with him right after he came out from the operating room and we even saw him tasting his first Popsicle. We were so happy to see him progressing well and even hearing his jokes while he was having his eyes closed too.
Today for only 24 hours after the surgery Christian is already albe to walk and and doing better and better recovery . Praise The Lord.
Praise The Lord and Our thanks to the Vanderpol family for the all out efforts to help us with all that we need even though they must be dealing with their own very busy activities. Thank you MIke , Tina, Justin, Linden and Jayden for all the supports that you have given us regardless of the timing and the magnitude. You made it all to be possible. Thank you indeed.
Our thanks to DR Jonathan Burns , who was the first doctor to discover a problem with Christian's heart and sent him for further testing. Had it not been to this detection, none of us would have known that Christian had a huge hole in his heart. Thank you DR Jonathan Burns, Praise The Lord for the finding.
Our thanks to Dr Gandhi and Dr Clayton for a job well done. Thank you to all the nurses and staff of BC Children hospital for such a great and comforting services to us. Indeed they are so friendly and yet so professional upon doing their job.
Thank you to Abbotsford ChristianSecondary School for all of the prayers and all teh help concerning Christian's schooling matters.
Thank you to pastor Sid Couperus for stopping by and conducting special prayer for Christian in the middle of your busy day. We really appreciate it very much.
Thank you to mas Tos , mas Tommy , mas Sendja, mbak Yayuk and Rosy for all the prayers.
Thank you to our bro and sis from FCAP of Singapore for all the prayers . Thank you to pastor Suwidji and all the congregation of IPDG church in Queens , New York for the prayers.
Thank you to Pascal Franchot from The Ten Planet and Steve Adelman in Holywood for all the prayers and encouragements before and when we are dealing with the surgery.
Thank you to bro Eddie Sung of Singapore for all the prayers.
Thank you to sis Lois Ewald and all staff from The Hepzibah house in Manhattan , New York ,for all the prayers.
Thank you to Mommy Rae Hogan in Sydney , Australia , Thank you to bro Erik Koyama in Copenhagen for the good wishes and nonstop prayers.
Thank you to Mr Stan Maringka for the prayers, really appreciate it very much.
Thank you to sis Suellen, bro Clarence and your whole church congregationmembers in Los Angeles for all the encouragements and prayers
Our thanks to bro Kamar Ilyas of UK for the nonstop prayers.
Thank you to fellow Rotarian from Rotary E Club of Singapore and all fellow Rotarian in District 3310 for the prayers . Thank you to bro Rotarian President Elect Captain Chris Bek for managing the club for me while I am away.
Thank you to Rotary Club Johor Bahru , Rotary Club Sentosa and other Rotarian friends for all the good wishes and prayers,
Thank you to all fellow pilot in Singapore Airlines for all the prayers.
Thank you to All of which I am unable to say your names one by one on this entry.
Have a blessed day to All, always
Budi , Peggy , Christine, Tassya and Christian Soehardi
before the surgery
with Aunty Tina Vanderpol and Justin Vanderpol
with Tassya , Ms Devina Sugiono and mama Peggy
In the ICU room after the surgery
a visit by pastor Sonny Mandagie
A visit by fellow Rotarian Andy Rotary Club East Delta and
Rotarian Arifin from Rotary Club White Rock of Vancouver
History and a record for us
Christian has made a history today , March 17th morning 2011. He was still at the ICU room and 23 hours after the operation. When we were trying to see him it was said that he was sent to the Xray room. While we were still on the phone , we saw Christian walking back on his own at a speed as if he is ok and well. Later in the ICU room after the routine checking of pulse , heart bit and other lab's result we were given a very surprising news by the Doctor and nurses . Christian will be discharged from the hospital even though he was still in the ICU room. Praise The Lord for the super fast recovery . Thank you for all of the prayers.
a routine check up by Dr Annie
posing with Dr Gandhi and special nurse Tatiyana of BC Children Hospital
being notified that he can leave the hospital right away
Nurse Linda removing all of the cables and monitoring sensors
saying goodbye to the bed in the ICU room
after the final briefing by Nurse Jan Rooks who gave us the sweet pillow cover for Christian
On the road and on the way home
Home again at the Vanderpol's home in Abbotsford