Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Broken Heart

UPDATE:

As of 10:30 PM, I am home from the hospital for a few hours of sleep.  Words fail me to express how proud I am of Beth – she is doing so well.  I know she probably doesn’t feel like it, but seeing her in action with Presley and her nurses?  She is doing great.

Here is a sneak peek at our girl(s):

hold on baby

Beth may or may not choose to share some of the more detailed photos, but I wanted you to see for yourself just how involved this surgery was, and how little Presley is.

She is going to be extubated, we hope, sometime in the early morning hours of Thursday.  She continues to be sedated, but she definitely knows when she is being spoken to.  She is such a trooper!

Again, thank you all for your support of this dear family – they have felt the love, believe me!

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4:14 PM: Beth and Daniel were able to see Presley. Please continue to pray for peace. In Beth's own words, "It was the hardest thing I have ever done."

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As of 3:30, Beth and Daniel have yet to see Presley. We are getting anxious, but know that she is in good hands. All is well, this is just a delay. But still. We are ready to get to her! It has been a long day, but spirits are good, and there is even talk of getting some dinner. =) Thank you, still, for the constant prayers.

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As of 2:30, we have learned that there was a second hole in Presley’s heart (as Beth suspected – see, momma does know best!), but that, too, was closed successfully.  Now, we are just waiting for admission to the PICU to see that sweet baby girl.  We love you, Ah-pesh (as Seth calls her!).

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As of 12:30 CST, Presley is out of surgery.  The hole in her heart is closed up.  She's off the bypass machine and her heart is working on its own.  They are closing her up now.  Thank you for your prayers.

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It’s time, people.

Presley goes into surgery around 8:00 AM CST.

Please pray for steady hands for the surgeons, peace of heart for the parents, strength for Presley, and grace for all of us who love this baby girl.

beth and pres

We will have access to wireless Internet at the hospital, and I’m sure that my, Andrea’s and Beth’s blogs will have updates as they are available.

11 comments:

Angela said...

Already praying!! Beth and I have been emailing back and forth like crazy for days. Thanks for being such a great friend to her! :)

Trisha Larson said...

I've walked this walk. Mine didn't have a happy ending but most do. Please continue to support them. I lived in the Cardiac ICU for 25 days. It's the worst place on earth. I often said that they need to give the parents Prozac when they admit the child. Horrific things go on in that unit and it's a very hard walk.

Everyone pray hard!

Trisha

Sara said...

Already praying. :) I looked at my heart rate monitor in the truck at 9:08 EST and just started crying. I can't imagine what this mother has to go through. :( I hope all is going well so far! *hugs*

Sara said...

AMEN! What great news. :) Thanks for the update, Mon.

Valerie said...

Sending prayers to Presley and her whole family. Glad to hear the positive update!

Holly said...

Prayers for them all!!

Kendra said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Started praying this morning and just got the chance to come check. So glad things are going well. Will definitley keep praying.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praying here...thank you for sharing this...

Sara said...

Oh, I wanna kiss all over that little hand & give Beth a hug myself. :( What a nightmare for a mother. Continued prayers for a smooth recovery!

Valerie said...

Continuing to send good thoughts and prayers their way.