I got word about an hour ago that kayla is out of surgery. Sorry for the delay in posting but had to notify several family members here via phone.
She went into surgery at noon, Edmonton time. So it was almost a six hour surgery. Her dad is in with her now in recovery, as she starts to come round. All the visiting family were with her early this morning for the dreaded wait. We are waiting to hear more as soon as he comes out to let the family know how she is. But from the sounds of things, she made it through it and there were no nasty complications! Praise the Lord!!!!
I was feeling quite sad this morning at having to be at work. I was thinking about her all morning. Then a strange thing happened.
I was working with another nurse helping one of our patients out of bed. This was at about 1045 my time, Which is 1145 where Kayla is. The exact time unbeknownst to me that they wheeled her into surgery. At that very time a Priest walked into the room! All the time Ive been there, I have never seen a priest on this ward. He had come in to visit a couple of the ladies on my ward. When he was leaving, fifteen minutes later, I stopped him and said "Father, I know I am not one of your church members, but would you please pray with me?" I told him about K.ayla He took me aside and held my hand and prayed with me and blessed me, and as we prayed I burst into tears. So grateful to have had him show up. As it turns out, we were praying at the very time Kaylas surgery was beginning. This was an answer to one of my prayers. I had prayed early this morning for God to allow me an opportunity through the day to be able to focus on Kayla and really be able to feel some peace. How is it that this kindly priest should walk into the room just as her surgery was begining. I look at this as a little miricle in itself. Somehow after that prayer, I felt less distant from Kayla.
Now I have to go over to my Mother in Laws, where Kaylas brothers and sister are, and visit with them and make sure they are feeling ok about all this. Give them a chance to talk about how they feel about going home and seeing their sister who now has only one leg.
Yesterday, little lexi told me she really misses Kayla. They will be home on Friday.
Thank you again everyone for your parayers this day, and for your outreach. Will let you know if there is anything new.
Special thanks to Annie for designing this Pray for Kayla graphic.