Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Open Heart Surgery? Check.

Charlotte is out of surgery. We will post more later on some details and thoughts but at the moment I can barely remember my full name so I'm not going to write a whole lot and post it to the Internet to torment me for all time.

As of now, both holes are patched, the PDA is closed and she is settled into the PICU. The doctors and nurses are saying she's doing great and that will help us rest. She is still fully sedated but they will start weaning her off some pain meds to see how her breathing on her own goes. She needs to do some work before they can take her off the vent which is the first step to finish the heart surgery race.

Since I am posting from my phone I can't upload a picture but as soon as I'm near a computer....

Thank you for praying!!!!

(Let the record show, I wore the cute shoes. ;) )


  1. Yay for cute shoes!

    And healthier babies, of course, too!

  2. So glad to hear it went so well. Praying still!

    Good for you....wearing the cute shoes. :)

    Thanks for the update. {{{HUGS}}}

  3. Praying for an ordinary day in PICU with Charlotte as she works at getting better. Also praying you & Alan can get some rest.

  4. Continued prayers here in Graceland. Love to you all!

  5. You don't know me, but I'm praying for your little girl. :) I came here because Heidi asked for prayer for Charlotte.
    We have a dear daughter with DS as well and we think she is a treasure!

  6. Just found your blog through Heidi and Liddy. And boy, am I sending lots of thoughts your way. So happy she's out of surgery and well. I was in your shoes almost exactly 9 months ago, when my own little Bean was 11 weeks old, after a surprise diagnosis. Quite the crazy few months, indeed. But, ah, post-surgery life is grand, really. Welcome to the family and sending good vibes for a speedy recovery and getting home soon!

  7. Praise the Lord for answered prayers! Still praying for a full recovery.

    And love your shoe idea! Most men don't understand a woman's shoe fettish! :)