Friday, August 14, 2009

The Details...
So, with humble hearts, we are proud to say that Miss Mya should OFFICIALLY be on the real road to recovery. This situation is nothing short of a miracle. God is good. Mya's left cornoary artery was imbedded in the aortic artery wall. Dr. Cohen went in and made a very small incision to open it up so more blood could move through. This was a very complicated procedure, due to the tiny size of our 1 year old's heart. We are back in her room- she looks great. They didn't even turn up her ventilator level- so she's breathing a majority on her own. There aren't any new incisions, and since she didn't have much time to heal from last Friday's surgery, the process was quicker to open her back up. Mya will need to take aspirin for the rest of her life, since it thins her blood to the level she needs to avoid clotting. She has to have another heart catheterization test on Monday, to verify the improvement of blood flow, so she'll have to keep the breathing tube in until that time. I CAN'T WAIT for it to come out! I'm pretty sure I've said this 100 times, but this one feels much closer to being real. It will be so wonderful to hear her little voice again. I can't wait for her first "hi!" and for her to blow us unobstructed kisses. All of the staff are as relieved for her as we are, they've become personally connected to our family. We've encountered such wonderful emotional support in addition to the physical support by each staff member that has graced our room. Every one seems to really like Mya, they haven't even seen her super cute antics when she's healthy! Lots of comments on the red hair... It's difficult to express our level of joy at this time, and we are so thankful for every moment we've experienced for the past two weeks. As difficult as it's been, we have learned many different times how our lives are so precious and to live for & enjoy every waking moment we have with our family. The amount of support we've been given has been a wonderful blanket of love wrapped around us. From friends bringing us meals, to small gifts for Mya to the immense amount of prayer that we know is happening- we are loved. People we don't even know have been praying for us- how amazing. Thank you for your commitment to our blog and I look forward to posting more videos of our growing girl and the crazy fun kid stuff she does.

13 comments:

Tessa said...

Rob, Julie and my sweet little Mya! I have been following your blogs and I am sorry that I have not been responding sooner because I have not been able to set up an account, but I have been praying for Mya every night. It sounds like our prayers have been heard. I miss her dearly. Please keep in touch!

Swenson Family said...

Thankyou God for answering our Prayers for Mya. What a relief it was to get that little message from Julie today after the surgery. I kept praying that she would be strong enough to handle the surgery and now, of course, she still needs prayer to get well. I pray that she will heal fast. Julie has been such a blessing to all of us by keeping us daily informed--here when she must have been so overwhelmed by everything that has gone on in their lives the last several days. Lord, bless Julie and Rob, too, for the time they have given us, as we know you have already blessed them by sparing little Mya's life!
Roberta

Kevin, Audra and Ethan said...

Hooray! Lets all prayer for quick healing. Life is good. You guys try and relax. We love you guys.

Jess said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Praise God! So relived for you all!

Rinderle Family Blog said...

That is wonderful news Julie...I am so relieved and happy for you and your family. Continued thoughts and prayers until your little family is back home.

Kevin Rinderle

jaime.ledger said...

Your prayers have been answered! I am so happy to hear it was what they though it was! What a relief! I'm so happy she can now be on the road to recovery. I'll pray that Monday's cath test shows that everything is working the way it should be! I'll see you tomorrow at the hospital.

Kate Compton said...

Julie! What fabulous news! Thank you for keeping all of us at REI up to date on Mya - we have all been pulling for your family. I hope you get to take Mya home soon! Sending lots of continued healing/strength thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for keeping your blog so up to date! Amazing to read each day how you guys are doing! Wow!! God is so good! I can't wait to see her in the upcoming videos you will post! Get rest and our prayers are still with you!

Misses Monkey said...

Praise God! Will keep praying for a speedy recovery so you can all go home soon!! = )
Love,
Meredith

Nicole said...

That is such wonderful news! And yes! So many people you know and so many more you don't have been praying for you and your family and now we all get to give thanks!!!

Lindley Family said...

Praise God! I'm so happy for you & your family. Hang in there! Bring on the recovery!!!

Lydia said...

Julie, I am so happy for you and your family. I can't wait to see more video of Mya!

kristi said...

Rob and Julie and our miracle baby, Mya
I am so happy to hear everything is turning out wonderful. Rick has been keeping us all up to date and we have felt your pain, and now your joy.
I can hardly wait to see the little darling.
Love
Kristi Adams