Our own Chanukah Miracle

As all of you know, we came into MSK this morning with the expectation to undergo a lengthy and complicated open-lung surgery to correct the issue that has been making Sophie sick.  Sophie went into the operating room at 7:45am as scheduled.  But at 10:15 this morning, significantly earlier than we anticipated, the operating room called to let us know that the surgeon wanted to speak with us.

After 15 minutes of anxious waiting, we got the most amazing news.  Dr. La Quaglia entered the room and told us that he would no longer proceed with the scheduled surgery! Sophie’s lung looked completely different than it had looked even just last week.  He was able to go in with just a bronchoscopy to open up her airways even though he’d been unable to do this during her last procedure.  He concluded that it was best to forgo the surgery and instead attempt a longer, less invasive, series of procedures which over time could hopefully achieve the same successful result.

And the new plan is that we get to go home tomorrow!

This was truly the most unexpected, amazing news we could have received. Even our doctor, a careful, calculated and spiritual man could not explain this incredible change, except by agreeing with our assessment of our own mini “Channukah miracle”. With over 30 years of surgical experience, he was again surprised by our “tough cookie” Sophie.

Thank you so much to everyone who prayed, did good deeds and just sent good vibes to us today; honestly we don’t have an answer either for why this occurred, but know that all of the positive things done in Sophie’s merit helped us get to this amazing moment in time, and we hope to only share positive updates in the future.

Happy Chanukah!

19 Replies to “Our own Chanukah Miracle”

  1. Baruch Hashem!!!
    Morah Esther

    1. Mazel Tov! How great…Going home!

  2. Sharon and David Rosen says: Reply

    Baruch HaShem!! So happy to hear. Wishing Sophie a refuah shelma. Sending prayers and love!

  3. Baruch HaShem! We continue to pray for Sophie’s refuah shleima.

  4. Sending XOXO to our hero!
    What good news…Chag Chanukah Sameach!

  5. Amazing! So happy to hear this good news.

  6. Baruch HaShem! Miraculous! May HaShem give you many more ניסים!

  7. Such wonderful news! What a strong daughter you have!

  8. Carolyn J Lewis says: Reply

    Dear David and Family – I have been following Sophie’s journey back to health from the very beginning, and I am elated by this incredible news! I am so happy for all of you. Sending lots of love and strength to Sophie from Montana. Carolyn Lewis

  9. Talia and Matthew Furleiter says: Reply

    So happy to hear this!!
    ~ Furleiters

  10. Amazing news!

  11. ניסים ונפלאות! ברוך השם! ❤️

  12. Wow! I am so happy to hear this!! Go Sophie go!
    We’ll keep praying for good news and great healing!!

  13. Such good news! So happy for you!!

  14. Richard M Stareshefsky says: Reply

    Brachot! Refuah shalaymah! Shabbat Shalom! Chag Urim Same’ach!

  15. Felipe Calderon says: Reply

    So happy to hear the good news. What a welcome holiday gift.

  16. Am so excited to here that good news abt my bby god is good all the time

  17. Tears came to my eyes! God bless her and you guys! Truly a miracle!


  18. Rachel Hercman says: Reply

    I had chills reading this. So happy to hear the news. May she continue on the road to recovery!

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