Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Surgery Update

Jessie was in a great mood this morning. Laughing and being a kid. The assistant surgeon, Dr. Hsu, came in and asked Jessie if he could write his initials on the right side of her head. This to ensure that the correct side is removed. She replied "OK ! Can I write on your head?" He was a good sport and said OK. She wrote on his forehead in large letters. "Texas Tech". She's our little Red Raider.

Surgery began a few minutes ago.

We said a long prayer and now we'll wait. I'll try to keep everyone up-to-date. In the mean time, the news is posting continuous updates on .

Please keep those prayers coming. God Bless You All.



Anonymous said...

Praying for Jessie all day.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you throughout the day today. Be strong and have faith!

Big hugs from Texas!
Kristin Egli

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Anonymous said...

We will be praying for your family, especially Jessie, and the medical staff all day! We started following your story after the pink party was on tv and hope it all leads to a speedy recovery and rehab!
In His Grip,
K. Thomas
McKinney, TX

rocketbird said...

Praying for Jessie and for your family today.

Kara L.

Donna & Tyler Mayerchak said...

We have been praying for Jessie for weeks, but she has been especially in our minds and prayers today. God has plans for Jessie so we know she will come through this just fine. Cris and Kristi, Aledo is with you! Stay strong and keep us posted.

Margie Manthei said...

We will be praying for Jessie, the doctors, your boys, and the both of you throughout the enire day. Hugs, Margie Manthei and Family
Aledo, TX

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers... Leave it to Jessie to make everyone smile before her surgery... We Love You guys...

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family and of course Jessie. After today it is all steps forward. She is in good hands.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of Jessie and your family today-hope everything goes really well! Hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

We are all praying for you and your parents today.


Becky, John, Desiree and Solacia

Missy Price said...

Jessie has such amazing character! I can just picture her asking the surgeon if she can write on his forehead! You are, and have been, in our thoughts and prayers. Blake wants you to know that he is saying "extra special" prayers for Jessie today!

Sending our love and hugs,
Jim, Missy, Austin, and Blake Price

The Keenums said...

On our way out of Aledo this morning, my kids commented on all of the pink ribbons and all of the pray for Jessie signs out along FM 5. My daughter told me about Jessie coming to school last week with a new hair cut and said that it was short but very cute. Our prayers are with you today and all the days ahead of you. Our kids are looking forward to seeing Jessie next year in first grade. We are all thinking "PINK".

Lots of Hugs & Prayers,
Scott, Kristi, Wyatt & Grayson

Rita Mott said...

Kristi & Cris, We continue to lift up you and your beautiful family in our prayers for Jessie's full and uncomplicated recovery! Our friends and my coworkers from IT are praying for and asking about y'all daily too! God has wonderous plans for Jessie and your family! Know that we are looking so forward to having you back home in Texas! Rita & Jerry Mott

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I met on your lawn this morning. We held hands with strangers and prayed for you. Be strong little one. You are so loved.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cris, praying for Jessie all day. Called my folks in Suriname,South America, and they have the entire church doing the same. My sunday school group has been praying for all of you for the past 6 months, and will share the links and updates with them shortly.

In Him,
Dave Alisentono

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family. You are such a strong little girl and have made such an impact on everyone who has heard your story. May God bless you and all who know you!
Fort Worth, Texas

Anonymous said...

Hey Cris- It's Niki, michelle's daughter. I was wondering if y'all were able to load the CD I made with the slide show on it. I hope so, and if so, I hope you liked it. I'm praying for all of you, and hope all goes well.
Bunches of love-
Niki Bartee

Anonymous said...

What an amazing & beautiful lil' girl you have! She has certainly touched me as I just heard about her blog and have been glued to my computer for the last hour getting caught up on news clips and blog entries. Jessie is beautifuly made in his image!

Fellow Texan in Ft. Worth

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! We are praying for you! Love coming From Willow Park to you!

Lisa Doherty said...

Dear parents of Jessie,
I know how hard this day is for you. Each minute seems like hours. Dr. Carson operated on my son, Nolan, twice - the first when he was 8 months old and the second when he was 4 years old. The waiting is the so difficult. I am sure that you already know that are in the best hands in the entire world. Hopefully that can ease your mind somewhat. It definitely helped me. I am saying prayers for your entire family.

dejavu251 said...

Prayers are streaming from Tarrant County Sheriff's Office here in Ft Worth, Tx. We have faith that Jessie will be just fine. God bless your family!

Anonymous said...

The Jennings family has been praying for Jessie, Dr. Ben Carson and his entire medical team, for you Cris, and Kristi and for Jessie's grandparents. We're touched by how so many have been moved by Jessie! We pray that you will meet many new Jessie's Angels up in Baltimore!! May they be there for you in the ways you need them, WHEN you need them. We're counting on them acting for us who can't be near you right now. Caren, John and the girls

Chad and Julie said...

My wife and I are thinking of you guys today. We came up from Florida for our son to have surgery last week, and will be here for six weeks. It is awesome to here the difference that Jessie is already making in so many people's lives! Many blessings and prayers to you and the doctors.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but LOVE and PRAYERS for Jessie and her family!! Have faith, put your trust in HIM and all WILL be well! Looking forward to hearing how great she is doing very soon!
Aledo LOVES Jessie Hall!!!

Anonymous said...

Jessie and family,
I am praying for you today and for the weeks and months to come. I had chills when I said my prayer to be with your family today and in some way I fell it is a sign that tells me that everything is going to turn out just wonderful. Be strong for you know that she is in the best 4 hands of the world (the Lords, and Dr. Carson's).

Keep strong,
Kristin - Arlington, TX

Rachel said...

Great thoughts for your family today.

texlo said...

Hi Kristi and Cris,
Thanks for your faithful update. You all our on our minds, on our hearts, and in our prayers. 24/7 Will arrive in DC 21 June. I am carrying hugs to give Jess and you guys. Will be in touch.
I love y'all-maura

Anonymous said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith and love for each other see you through today and the days of recovery ahead.

Elkton, MD

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Jessie, you & your family, and also with the medical staff too. I will have you in my thoughts for weeks to come. Stay strong and have faith. May God Bless Jessie and your family!


Anonymous said...

May the Holy Spirit strengthen Jessie, guide all the medical staff and comfort all of your family today and the days ahead. Praying God Speed for successful surgery for little Jessie: she reminds me of my own little girl…

Coppell, Tx

John, Cec & Family said...

From Cheyenne, WY - Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know that God has his arms around your family and the medical staff today. Jessie is truly an angel and we know God has plans for your family. We are praying for you and we Love You.

The Merritt Family

Anonymous said...

Your daughter's surgery has truly touched me. I prayed for her early this morning. I can honestly say that all of the love that is being pored out to Jessie and your family is permeating through the airways. I feel like this is happening to my family. She has been on my mind all day lond. I have been looking at to follow her out come. Dr. Carson is a true man of God, so I know that she is fine. Keep the faith. Your little girl will be who God created her to be. I am sure that she's not going to let this surgery stop her. Be encoraged and blessed! Lovetta E. Thompson

sean said...

We can't wait to have you back.
Love, your Aledo family

Shelle said...

Hi Hall family, Cris, Kristi and sweet Jessie. I've had you in my thoughts and prayers continuously. As God says pray with out ceasing. It was wonderful to spend some time with you all Saturday. Thank you. I'll keep checking the news updates. God Bless you all and keep you safe in his hands until we see you again. God's Love,
Michelle Bartee

Dannah said...

Read your story in the paper yesterday and I am praying for Jessie and your family, the doctors and her recovery. I appreciate the boldness in which you share your faith through this experience. I can see God's hand as He is using you, through this difficult experience, to help others. I know He will continue to be with you. What a long day this is for you all. Keep expecting that miracle. God is receving the glory through your trial.
Love and prayers,
Dannah Andrews

Skeen Family Baltimore, MD said...

I seen your story on WJZ News and have been following the story since it was first talked about. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I'll be thinking about Jessie all day! May God bless!

The Dinhs said...

We only got to meet Jessie once a couple years ago and we knew then that there was something special about her. As we hope, pray, and believe during this time, she maintains her true spirit. She inspires us all. The Hall family are in our hearts and prayers. Can't wait to see you back in Texas!

Lots of love,
Pete, Bev, Lauren & Reagan Dinh

Anonymous said...

We are praying and thinking of you Jessie!! We are also praying and thinking of you, Cris, Kristi, Matt, Jake, and Josh!!

The Uhl's

Megan said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jessie and Family!!!!
megan, bobby, samantha, triston
Kennedale, TX

GavinKersta said...

To the Hall Family:
Philippians 4:4-8 & 13
(vs.4-8)"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be make known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.; (vs.13) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"!

You have no idea how much your beautiful family has touched my heart. I have been praying and crying right along with you all as we ARE family in Christ Jesus. I was awake for hours last night and couldn't figure out why...I realized the date and then KNEW - I was to be praying for Jessie, for the surgeons, for Jessie's brothers and grandparents and you too Kristi and Cris! God loves you all very much and is holding you in His hands.
Big hugs and many prayers from Colorado!
K. LaFleur

Anonymous said...

Your BNSF family is praying for Jessie and your entire family as well.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking of you Jessie and praying for you, your doctors and of course your family.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Hugs and prayer
from Waxahachie, tx

Anonymous said...

Read your families story in the paper.

Wishing you positive thoughts during this time. Hospitals are yucky Jessie, my daughter knows too. She had Open Heart Surgery when she was 10 wks old. She will see more surgeries later in life too. But for now.. she is a thriving, funny, happy and wonderful 2 year old. And you will bounce back too!

Mom and Dad-It is always tough on parents being so helpless and watching their child be wisked away and it is left up to other hands to save them. But it is also a great feeling knowing they are being helped or even saved. Stay strong.

I know you have many people wishing you a speedy recovery and everything will turn out Ok for your family!

Take care,
Nancy Lesky
Irving, TX