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Good News

Sarah is out of surgery and doing well.

Everything went very closely according to plan. We were allowed to see Sarah  soon after her surgery. The amount of equipment connected to her is a little alarming, but underneath it all, her long little body looks great. Her incision is shorter than I had expected, and even it looks good. Her skin is nice and pink.

She will remain sedated for most of tonight, and though she almost certainly won’t need me, I will stay with her tonight while Stephanie gets some much needed rest.

Thank you for all of the prayers and expressions of concern. We feel hugely relieved.

I even took a couple of pictures of Sarah. Stephanie thinks they may make some people uncomfortable, but if you are interested, you can see pictures of her here. I think she's beautiful. 

Our love to all.

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 06:50PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell in | Comments18 Comments

Reader Comments (18)

Thank God!
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarry
That is the most wonderful news, and an answer to so many prayers. You haven't been out of my thoughts and I will continue to pray for a smooth recovery.

We also appreciate the time you take to let us all know how things are going.
lots of love
Mel
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermel guy
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how the surgery went! I am so relieved and yet not surprised! God heard our cries and answered our prayers! Someday Sarah will have a great story of the time she walked with God - when he held her in His arms - how she felt His love before she even knew what love was.

Sarah is so beautiful - thank you for the pictures. I can't wait to meet her!
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDayna
dear brian,steph and all
thank God that He answers our prayer,get well and a speedy recovery for her( Sarah ) and i am glad that all of you can get some rest now,
take care TTYL love dkwee
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdkwee
PRAISE GOD!!!! We will continue to pray for HEALING! What a strong girl baby Sarah is. Many prayers for your family in that you get the rest you need now....much love...

Diana (Smith) White and family
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Stephanie and Brian,

Thanks be to God! We have been praying and many on the prayer chain have been calling to find out little Sarah did. What a trooper! Now you two need to rest and relax a little or you will be sick. Thanks for the updates.
Love and blessings, Sandy Hampton
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Hampton
I'm so glad :)
September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn
Brian & Stephanie,
All day yesterday was on pins and needles waiting for word. Sarah Avery beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl. Thanks to God for taking care of our little girl.
Brian I cant tell you enough how grateful I am that u keep me on your list. I so enjoy every update. I hope to some day meet up with you again and see all those beautiful babies.
The surgery is over, now we all pray for a speedy recovery
You and Stephanie need to take some deep breaths and try to rest.
Love to all
Mary Lou & Jerry
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lou
Brian, you are right. She looks beautiful. Our prayers worked! Even though I am not there I feel like I am because you are in my thoughts all the time. Much love to you all and kisses to sweet Sarah. Thanks for the speedy updates.
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Praise God!!! We love you all and will continue to pray for Sarah's healing and for strength for you and Stephanie!
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Love you guys so much, you have not left my thoughts or prayers this past week. We have an awesome God that does hear our prayers and Sarah Avery is now living proof! We will continue to pray for healing in her body & strength for the whole family. She is an absolutely beautiful baby girl :)
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCousin Lindsay
Hi Brian & Stephanie,

We continue to pray for Sarah's successful, quick, and complete recovery. I have had prayer warriors across the nation praying for Sarah and especially for both of you. We await each report each day and are looking forward to your return to Fairbanks. May God's peace that transcendeth ALL understanding be upon you both. May God hod little Sarah ever so close to His heart.

Love,

Barbara Schneider (& Perry too)
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Schneider
Stephanie, Brian, Jacob, Toby, and Little Princess Sarah... You have all been in our prayers, I am so glad to hear the surgery went well. Can't wait to see you all again :) Love Shannon, Mike, Haley, Madeline, Trevor, Travis and Trinity Hardy.. P.S Trevor says hi to his little friend Jacob he wants to type him a message..( fjjtojrnrofnerijtperin) what ever that means he sends his love..
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Hardy
Wonderful news! Sarah's scar will forever be a reminder to her and to you of God's faithfulness, provision, and healing. We continue to pray for all of you.
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Liane Hunt
Thank you for all your detailed information. Those pictures are wonderful. Praise God for all those machines and gadgets that will help her recover. We love you guys and will continue to pray.
September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAri
Dear Brian & Stephanie,

You are in our prayers. May little Sarah continue to recover and may God continue to give you strenght during these challenging times.


Love, Tim and Dolly ( Dallas- Texas)
September 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTim and Dolly
Stephanie,
I went to school with you and Dayna (Ramage at the time) I have been reading your blog since little Sarah's birth. We have been praying for you and your family. Keep the faith, God is great!
A lady I work with was talking about her surgery...I piped up, "Are you talking about Sarah Avery in Alaska!!?!" What a small world. Her name is Lila, she knows your father. Anyways, your family has many many prayers and blessings sent your way.
Stephanie
September 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Howard
Stephanie,
Thank God little Sarah is doing better. Take care of yourself.
God Bless,
Venetia
September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterV Lowe

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