Wednesday, June 2, 2010


While preparing to administer anesthesia . . .

Nurse Wanda: Ian, would you like to lie down in the bed or would you like me to hold you while you get the giggly gas and go to sleep?

Ian: Hold me.

Nurse Wanda told us she rocked Ian in her arms, back and forth, Lovey in his lap, until he drifted to sleep. From my seat in the waiting room, I prayed for Ian and thanked God for Nurse Wanda and other medical personnel who are so loving to my children.

Now we are home and I have a little boy who can hear well again.

Nurse Wanda said how she loved him--that he was "awesome". The doctor and anesthesiologist commented on how wonderful he was.

Therefore, I am also thankful for a little boy who, even in his time of need, can be a blessing to others.

Thanks for your well wishes, everyone! I'm off to enjoy a Purple Cow with Ian . . .

Recipe for a Purple Cow (a Fureigh family [Nathan's side] tradition):
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/4-1/2 c. grape juice
1/4-1/2 c. Sprite
Silly straw is a MUST!


  1. So glad everything went ok!!

  2. So sweet. Praise God for great nurses and docs. And a purple cow sounds like a great idea.

  3. thank God for sending His angels your way.

  4. God is great! So glad Ian can hear well again!

  5. yum and so sweet
    how perfect is this contest for u?

  6. Oh my..that brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful the Lord had your baby in His arms!!

  7. Made me get teary-eyed. Isn't amazing how God uses our sweet children to bless others in a hardship? Praying for a full recovery!