RE: Prayer Request for James, Son of Bernadette K. Finch ’95 BS (Nee Kelly) & Darren
Good Morning All, our prayers are requested for Young James (10 years old) who has undergone some critical heart Surgery to repair defects that he has dealt with for a number of years. Other concerns had to be addressed as well. Please keep the volume up for James, his Parents, his Aunt and Godmother, Margaret, as James has begun this very important recovery and rehabilitation period. Young James has been a fighter and a Real Trooper in dealing with this and now he, his Parents and Family pray for a complete recovery free of complication and having been successful in solving his isues. We join them in raising our voices in prayer for James. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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[JR: Here’s the last update, I saw on Facebook.]
Bernadette Kelly Finch is feeling blessed with Margaret Martin and 6 others in Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York.
18 hrs ·
When James was asked this morning by his sister if he was scared, he said” No, I’ve got hundreds of people praying for me. Why should I be scared?”
Every single one of you made a difference!! Thank you all for the outpouring of prayers and well wishes for our darling James. They worked!! We were told the surgery for the Aortopexy & removal of his PDA ligation would take 3-4 hours. We left him in the OR after sedation around 1pm. Imagine our surprise to see the surgeon walking towards us at 3:15! Finished and very optimistic. All went well and the only surprise was when the anesthesiologist was intubating, they noticed the trachea was also constricted by the pda ligation. When it was removed it popped back out- meaning James should be able to breathe better (although he’s never complained about it before) so doubly happy he got these procedures done!
We haven’t seen James yet, but the anesthesiologist says he is resting peacefully and we are waiting for a room to open up.
Thank you again for all the words of encouragement and prayers.
Much love, Bernadette & Darren xx
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