Sunday, September 13, 2009


This week Sharon and I are operating on a 14 year old with an congenital anomaly I don't think has been reported. She has distal vaginal agenesis with absence of the posterior urethra. She is unable to menstruate and has a large volume of blood "trapped" inside with urinary leakage.   We had planned for the operation on Wednesday, but she came tonight in severe pain and will need surgery tomorrow. Speaking with her mother tonight she asked, "How many surgeries like this have you done?" I had to tell her I couldn't find any other girls with this combination of anomalies, and so we've been studying about what to do. We prayed together for wisdom and I would ask you to pray as well for this child. Pray that we can construct a functional vagina and that we will be able to repair the urethra as well.


Dona Rientjes said...

praying for Linda and for you & staff....may God give you grace & wisdom beyond....

Anonymous said...

I, too, will be praying for each of you and for a positive outcome. The medical in me says, "write this up".

Jesus be the hands,
Bend, OR

Anonymous said...

Dear Sara,
You can be assured of our prayers. I am so thankful that you can share these challenges with a compassionate colleague.
Blessings and love, Mom--2 1/2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

Sara- We have prayed for you and Linda and will continue to. Yesterday in church we studied the passage from James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." I pray for a good outcome for this sweet girl to a complicated problem. Love,

Christina said...

Sara - I will be praying for you. Please share how it went (and for my education, what you did).

Christina Francis