Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Prayers for Greta

I'm soliciting prayers on behalf of the two year old daughter of the friends of my friend Cindy. Little Greta will be facing surgery on Friday morning. Here are the details as emailed to Cindy:

We've heard back from Greta's surgeon, and the CT scan confirmed his diagnosis. On 16 October at Kosair Children's Hospital, she will undergo surgery to remove a first branchial cleft tract, which is an unnecessary duct extending from her ear canal to an opening in her neck. Because of the involvement of her parotid gland, a parotidectomy is necessary. Her facial nerves will need to be dissected as a part of this process. Although the surgery is not invasive, it is still a 5+ hour procedure. If all goes well, she will be released from the hospital after 72 hours.

Cindy adds that Greta has been battling infections for 8 or 9 months, if not longer, and that there is a risk that some of her facial muscles could be damaged by the surgery.

Please keep this little girl in your prayers.


  1. I'll be praying for her.

  2. Will pray Nadja. Little Lily (my friend's daughter) - the same age as Greta is also having major palate/reconstruction surgery on Friday morning. Please pray for her too.

  3. Thank you for soliciting prayers for Greta. I know her mother has a great deal of anxiety over this. Please pray for a successful surgery and peace to her family. Thanks.

  4. Prayers for this little one...and for the dear momma and poppa!


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