Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We got to kiss our baby!

We were pleasantly surprised that Gracie didn't look nearly as scary as she did after her first surgery (I think the gown and the fact that she was intubated through the nose instead of the mouth helped a lot too :-) , but still not easy to see your little one in that condition.  It didn't take long to realize just how blessed we are with such incredible nurses here in Boston!  They are keeping her completely sedated overnight and into tomorrow morning, so we plan to try and get some rest tonight at the hotel and be there for rounds first thing in the morning (where the cardiac team reviews each patient's diagnosis, condition, treatment plan, etc).  I have debated about whether to post a picture of Grace post-operatively, in case anyone is squeamish, however I know that there are some people that would really like to see a picture (like my sweet friend Steph who is far from squeamish :-).  So, I'm going to post a picture, but if you don't want to see a picture then please don't scroll down...

I just have to remind y'all again how much your prayers, comments, texts, etc mean to us.  They truly fuel us to push on when we feel weak! (((BIG HUGS)))











6 comments:

Elise said...

What a brave, strong, amazing little girl! To God be the glory with His creations!

The Keierleber Family said...

Sweet angel! Praise God all has gone well and praying for tomorrow. :)

Kathy A. said...

Grace is just as beautiful as ever!

Thanks be to God for the medical knowledge He has given us and the people who put it into practice!

Praying, praying!

XXOO Aunt Kathy

Joyce said...

She looks just as beautiful as ever! You would never know that she just had major heart surgery. Praise God for putting her in such good hands of expertise, care and healing... It is so obvious that God has orchestrated every step of the way. As Gracie's Loving Heavenly Father and The Ultimate Healer, I'm sure her healing will be just as smooth and she will be up and at it in no time! I'm very happy for you all... May God Bless You with a good night sleep, so when Gracie sees you tomorrow, you will be refreshed!

Catherine Marcum said...

Thank you both for taking time to include us in your journey. Blessings and big hugs back at you.

Unknown said...

Tears Kristi. Such a beautiful little girl. The ICU is a scary place for parents. Those monitors become your obsession. I hope they are getting all her vitals worked out. Prayers and hugs!