You can see how little Sophia is doing after yesterday’s surgery here. Much to be thankful for!
Many of you have been praying for Sophia Orr, and I wanted to remind you to specifically pray for her this upcoming week. She’ll have some tests done on September 23 in Cincinnati, including a heart echo, to prepare for her upcoming surgery, which will probably be scheduled for a couple weeks after these tests. I know she and her family would especially appreciate our prayers.
Many of you probably recognize the name Kelly Orr from the comments here on Femina . . . and Sophia is one of her seven gorgeous children (and a twin to boot)!
Sophia was born with only one lung. I’m sure you can all imagine what that has meant in her life – and in the lives of her parents. All the doctors, all the hospitals, all the procedures. When she was a baby, the doctors put in an implant to fill the space in her tiny body that usually would be filled by a second lung – to hold everything in place. It’s worked brilliantly, and Sophia is a sweet, cheerful, active, spunky, normal little girl. But as she’s grown, everything is beginning to shift around again and now her airway is twisted . . . meaning that she’s struggling to get air into the one lung that she does have. The opening to her lung, instead of being round, is now just a slit, and it has become incredibly urgent to get the situation remedied immediately.
This is a very unusual condition, and as you can imagine, it requires seeing the top specialists. Sophia and her parents are traveling tomorrow to Cincinnati, and just the fact that they can get in to see the surgeon there is a huge answer to prayer. He will see her on Friday, and they will then decide how to proceed in this obviously urgent situation.
Please pray for little Sophia, for her parents, and for the all the team of doctors and nurses who will be handling Sophia’s case. If you leave any comments here, Kelly will see them – and I’m sure she will appreciate knowing that there are people praying. And we’ll keep you updated!