Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 10 & A Prayer Request!

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on Isabella! She has been doing really well the past few days. Praise the Lord!! They extuabted her this morning around 11am, it is now 6pm and everything still looks good! Her stats look great and her blood pressure has stayed normal! I am giving all the Glory to God!! I have been so anxious about this day and I am so thankful that she is doing so well. She is still on her heart medication which helps the heart function overall, and they will not take her off of that until they do another echo. I know we are not totally out of the woods yet, but still moving in the right direction. I will continue to keep you updated on her progress. I have not gotten to hold her yet, but hopefully sometime later tonight!! Here are a few pics from her extubation today!

Words can not express how grateful I am for everyone who has been checking up on us and praying for our sweet girl! Thank you all!! I have another prayer request for all of the prayer warriors out there!! You may remember me mentioning that I made a new friend here in the hospital who has a 5 1/2 month old son who had the same surgery as Isabella. Jeannette is from NWA also and has been at ACH with Samuel for about a month now. He had his first surgery back in July and was not able to be extubated because of severe valve leakage. They ended up doing a second surgery to try and repair the valves about a week before Isabella's surgery. Well, Samuel is still having some difficulties and is still not able to be taken off the ventilator. They plan on doing an echo in the morning and then having a group meeting with all of the surgeons and cardiologists to discuss the next steps. They are saying he still looks like he is experiencing heart failure and may have to do ANOTHER surgery. They are trying to avoid doing a valve replacement, but they will if they have to. PLEASE pray for Samuel! We are praying he does not have to have another surgery, that he will not have to have a valve replacement, and that the doctors are able to figure out how to treat him so he can go home! Pray for Jeannette who has a husband and three kiddos back in NWA. Pray that the Lord give her strength and peace to make it through these next few weeks. Pray for comfort and for healing!! We know "for nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37. Thank you & God Bless!

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