Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chloe and Open-Heart Surgery

July 22nd, 2009 I don't have a great internet connection, so will make this brief tonight. Chloe is doing fantastic!!! She has once again amazed medical staff with her ability to get through some very tough stuff with very little to-do. Today the doctor stated that,"It has all been forward progress." That was saying so much, as so many things could have gone wrong...and didn't! Later in the day, as a few of the tubes were removed, some of the heart medications decreased, and after Miss Chloe had been moved into her new crib, a nurse said ,"Chloe's heart has been fixed. When she leaves this floor she will no longer be called a critically ill heart patient." Hallelujah!!!!!! The pulmonary part will need to be addressed and if all these prayers work as well with pulmonary issues as they have her heart, she'll be off the ventilator in no time! Thank you ALL for hanging in here in this process with us! I think we were all a bit more nervous about the heart surgery than we spoke, and from what I heard today, I think the docs were also. We were initially told that depending on how things went, the Warrior Princess would most likely spend a week or more in the CICU. Today they said that if things continue at this brisk and wonderful pace, she could move back to the NICU as early as Friday. Unbelievable! We are so thrilled about this, because then she will have the nurses she knows and some familiarity back. Now, she is of course very drugged, but still aware I'm sure, that it is an entirely different place! She does open her eyes when being suctioned and tries to focus in on what is happening, kicks her legs a little in protest and lets us know she is not happy with the intrusion into her sleep. We are all just so full of gratitude that she has done this so beautifully so far. There have been a couple of little bumps, but on the whole, we are moving on! Chloe rocks! Chloe has big things planned, mark my words! It's going to be a very, very interesting ride! I'm very tired and so glad I did not lose my connection this far into this. Love and blessings to all, Nancy

July 21st, 2009 Chloe is settled into her room in the Cardiac Neonatal Intensive Unit. She did very well and her nurse said,''better than she would have expected". We all know that God has sent plenty of angels to watch over her, don't we? Such a warrior, this baby! The next 24 hours are very critical, so please continue to keep her close in prayer. We are so happy that things are moving along in this way! 

July 21st, 2009 12:10 p.m Chloe is doing great! Repairs have been made, they have warmed her body and taken her off of the heart/lung machine. They are closing her up now and say it went well! Thank God, truly, God is good. Thank you all of my prayer buddies and friends. Keep it up! We've got some territory to still cover! More later, Nancy

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