Monday, March 18, 2013

PRAISES!!!

Praising God today that after a delayed echo and having to wait many hours for the results, Grace's  cardiologist said that he was very pleased with her echo!  Overall her heart looks the same as it did immediately after surgery, which is a good thing.  The biggest praise is that he said the left valve they built and left ventricle are already doing their job well!  They haven't grown any yet, because it is too soon, but we are beyond grateful for the encouraging news!  He did say that there was some stenosis in the mitral valve, but that's to be expected and should hopefully get better as that valve grows (Lord willing of course :-).  They are talking about a mid week-ish discharge, so David and Grace may be able to come home by the end of the week!  The bench marks that they are looking for are for Grace to show them that she can eat well (David just said she finished her whole bottle) and gain weight before they will let her break out of there :-).

Despite Grace's best effort to get rid of the NG tube yesterday, they had to put it back in today for her echo.  Hopefully they will take it out first thing tomorrow, or I'm sure Grace will do it for them if they take too long :-).


Grace's Nurse Practitioner did remind David that for her next surgery it will be a much longer stay.  It can be overwhelming to think that we have to go through all of this again in 6-12 months, but we are SUPER DUPER grateful for the work that they are doing at Boston Children's Hospital (that a bi-ventricular repair is even a possibility) and this has been a good trial run for the next bigger surgery and longer recovery time (closer to 8+ weeks, especially since Grace doesn't always read the text book on how you are suppose to respond after surgery :-).  Oh!  By the end of Spring, they should have a big construction project done, so possibly no more shared rooms!!! In His strength we can do it and find joy along the way!


We can't thank y'all enough for covering Grace in prayer today! You are the best "village" ever!

3 comments:

hcantu said...

Beyond happy for Grace!!!!

Julie Wigle said...

Oh yay--I bet both David and Grace are ready to break free! God will prepare you for that next surgery, and in the meantime, we will praise Him that Grace did awesome this time around! PS I would pull that tube out too Grace!

Joyce said...

WOW!!! GOD has been so gracious through this whole scary and unpredictable procedure... It is so wonderful to hear of how many people have been praying for Gracie and All of your Family :) This has been a great testimony to God's Love and the Power of Prayer! During times like this He is Encouraging all of us who have a relationship with Him, and even to those who do not yet know Him, that He is still performing miracles and He is Present and Faithful at All times!

I am so happy :D to see that Grace is doing so remarkable! I'm also happy for David that he has finally been able to take that very refreshing shower, eaten some good and healthy food and that
he has been able to get some much needed rest...

Praise The Lord Today and Always!!! Amen....