Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Update on Noah - with photos

Noah went back into surgery this morning around 9 and came back up to the NICU at 11. Praise God Noah is doing well! The surgeon said they had to remove another 5cm of small intestine this morning and placed 2 ostomies (end of upper section and beginning of lower section) at the surface of Noah's belly. They look like little lips; we'll load photos a little later. The surgeon seemed very optimistic about Noah's outcome. Once his surgery has healed more, they will re-introduce feedings; in the meantime he will get all feeding through his IV. Once feeding, they will try to "bridge" the 2 ostomies. This means they will try to catch the food that comes out of the upper portion of intestine and then place that into the lower part of the intestine so that he can absorb more nutrients to grow. He will still be able to grow on IV feedings. We are elated at the news today and our hearts feel much lighter as God has unloaded the burden. We know this is because of the many many prayers little Noah has received. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
2 stoma (ends of intestines) on the right

Noah's incision


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for ya and we will keep the prayers coming> God will take care of the little ones

Anonymous said...

To borrow and paraphrase a bit from Jeremiah - We are shouting for joy on the heights and rejoicing in the bounty of the Lord, for we called to Him and He answered with a great work. He promised we can take it all to Him and the load will be light.
In Christ's love,

The Murray Crew said...

We'll continue to pray....
The Murray Quad Crew

Anonymous said...

Chris and Mari,

I look forward to reading your updates and pics. Your family is in our prayers every single day and night. Keep your faith. I know you will and GOD will prevail.
Love you all,
Linda and Charlie Edwards

Jennifer said...

WAHOOOOOO!! I knew he would do great! Much love to you my friends!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things are going better. It has been fun to read the posts and see the improvement as time has passed.

You are in our prayers.

Tim, Lorlee, and Matthew
Mankato, MN

Anonymous said...

Yea! We are doing the happy dance.
Love ya, Tina Aitken

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

Jaime Jones

Anna said...

Chris and Mari,

I've been checking the blogspot waiting for news on the babies especially Noah. Keep the faith and know that both of you and your little ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anna, Ben & little c

Kathy Hefferman said...

Mari and Chris The HAPPY DANCE is definitly being done in Lompoc Calif.


Anonymous said...


I am feeling so happy right now for little Noah and all of you. I love looking at your website and so admire your grace, humor, strength and above all FAITH.

I love Noah's pictures where his little leg is usually hanging over the other let - I think he may be Mr. Laid Back!!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy one week old to the four Goerlich angels! My how they've grown :-)
Mari & Chris, you are an inspiration to us all as to what you can endure with faith, love, and the Big Man above!

Kim Wise

Anonymous said...

Chris and Mari,
I am thrilled that Noah is doing better. Prayers were being lifted up from TX to TN last night. Keep your faith and it will guide you through what ever curveballs are thrown your way. Give them all kisses and hugs for me.

Anonymous said...

Chris & Mari,
Everyone here at TSMC awaits your updates everyday. We are so pleased he is recoverying and pray for the whole family.

Anonymous said...

Great News, we are keeping those prayers coming for Noah and his siblings!!

Leon and Becky Dominick

Anonymous said...

What a way to celebrate the 1 week birthday for the foursome!! Can't wait to see what they have in store for us over the next week... and many years to come.


auntie c

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy Noah is doing well! Thanks for the updates and Chris, it was great talking to you today. I will keep all of y'all in my prayers. Please give Mari a hug for me.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Wishing Chris, Mari, Cohen, Finn, Noah and Sophia a blessed night's rest.

Anonymous said...

Steph and Christian

Anonymous said...

Mari & Chris,
I have had you all on my prayer all are in my daily thoughts! I am so glad that Noah is doing well...I know that God will protect him and Cohen, Sophia & Finn. Love you...Cheryl.