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LJ – Out of Surgery

LJ is out of surgery. They were SO PLEASE with how she was and how it went!!!! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!! The best news we have had!!! She had 80% of her diaphragm, which is a lot! She also had about 70% of her lung in the left side (CDH side), which is also GREAT! They didn’t have to patch the diaphragm, just stitch it! They did the surgery faster than anticipated. They say she will probably get to go home faster than most CDH babies! I am tearing up as I write this! GOD IS GOOD! Thank you thank you thank you for all the prayers. We will continue to keep you posted as we know more, and hopefully get some after surgery pics up of her.

Lots of Love,

Ben, Katie, & LJ



  1. wanda says:

    what a joy it is when get a chance to witness first hand God’s greatness – i am so happy for all of you – can’t wait to visit – walk by faith not by site and you have been faithful and he has provided his miracle

  2. Ken says:

    WOOHOOO! Love it when God answers prayers for the surgery to go well by saying “yes, yes I will allow it to go well”. Praise our Father.

  3. Tom says:

    Great News! Hope everything continues to go well.

  4. Karla says:

    … and I’m tearing up as I read it. What a blessing! He is SO. GOOD. Always. Love you guys!

  5. Tammy Ekrut says:

    Yay God!!

  6. debra horton says:

    I can’t stop crying!!! I believe in the power of prayer!!! I love you all.

  7. Annette Schrodt says:

    We’re rejoicing with you!!

  8. Tim Sims says:

    …and I’m tearing up as I read this and thank God for the answered prayer! Great news and thanks for taking the time to share His glory!

  9. Jennifer Zimmerman says:

    I am crying too! Prayers work!! I am so happy that two great people are blessed to have such a lil fighter! Go LJ Go!

  10. Misti says:

    Praise God! Y’all are in our prayers for recovery and strength!

  11. Erin says:

    So, so thankful! Praise God!

  12. Jen says:

    This so wonderful!!! Way to go, LJ! Sounds like you guys have a little trooper. Praying that she has a really boring stay in the nicu for the rest of her time there 🙂

  13. Molly says:

    God is so amazing! I am so thankful for his work ALREADY in LJ’s life! I am so overjoyed with you guys and wish I could give you a little squeeze! (cheesy, I know-but you know I am;) Miss you guys and so excited for you and little LJ! Wishing we were with you but knowing that you’re being well taken care of:)


  14. Amanda Jenkins says:

    God is so good! What a miracle and blessing. 70% is a lot of lung for CDH. Thank you Lord.

  15. Heather Brozowski says:

    I am sooooo happy ya’ll. Please give Lucy and Katie a big hug from me. Can’t wait to meet LJ.


  16. Jamie Ashford says:

    Wonderful news! I’m so glad to hear all is going so well for LJ. But….did we ever really doubt the power of God and Prayer?!?!? I hope you all are able to get some rest in the coming days…but I know how hard that is with a baby in the NICU. You will be in our continued prayers and thoughts. Much love your way from Atlanta, Georgia!!!!

  17. ashley says:

    What GREAT news!! God is Good =) We will continue to pray for ya’ll.

  18. David Bonnet says:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    1. Lisa Bonnet says:

      Amen! He is faithful, His love endures forever.

  19. Shanna says:

    I am so happy to read this post!!!! We will keep praying however.

  20. Stephanie says:


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