Monday, August 17, 2009

Mya's Surgery Was A Success!
The news we've been so anxious to hear has been confirmed. Mya's surgery worked! We are so amazed by the results; genuinely a situation that will be written about in medical journals! The other wonderful news is that they took her off the ventilator too after her heart catheritization test, so the breathing tube is out after 13 days!!! I'm thrilled if you can't tell, it's such a blessing. They haven't taken out her chest drainage tube, but I assume it'll come out in the next day or so. She is breathing really heavily right now and pretty froggy, due to the junk in her lungs. She'll gain strength soon (possible by tomorrow) to be able to cough it out again, she's just been unable to do it herself for the past 2 weeks. She has also been hanging out for the past two days with her legs in the air. Since they went through her thigh area for her procedure, she has to keep it lowered for 4 hours, so they've restrained her little leg. It's definitely cramping her yoga pose style.
Everyone is amazed by her recovery. We just had a nurse call her a miracle baby. Our surgeon was even pressing the heart cath team for outcome information; as he was very interested in her status. We've had many nurses in our room checking on her and giving their congratulations! What a wonderful story for all of us to share, about our amazing little angel.
Rob is headed back to work tomorrow; hard for him to leave his little girl in the hospital, but real life is awaiting our return.

12 comments:

Mark & Brittany Sawyer said...

SMILES ALL THE WAY AROUND! WAHOOOOOOOOO! I am sooooooooooooooo thrilled!

Love you Mya Bug!

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Michelle said...

Steve and I will be bringing the champagne next time we see you! This news is cause for serious celebration!!!

jaime.ledger said...

CONGRATS! We are so happy to hear she is going to be alright! Here's to Mya! Now for the recovery and home. I know you are really looking forward to that! Way to go guys!

Jaime

Lydia said...

I am so happy for you guys...I am balling like a baby and my husband is laughing at me! Congrats on the wonderful news. Here's to Mya having a speedy recovery.

Sawyers said...

bring back our sweetie to a full and enriched life now Lord.... Love Grandma & Grandpa

Sydney and Tom said...

Amazing news!!! I'm so happy for you guys!! Finally some peace and she can start to heal!! I know all about those Yoga poses!! Taylin has a few herself!!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Singing praises to our mighty God! HE is the great physician! I am so happy for you!

Jen

Kate Compton said...

Julie! This is fabulous news...you all have been through so much, my family and I are so happy to read about the good news. :)

AngMomof3 said...

Yippeeee! Fabulous news and answered prayer!

Carissalayla said...

great news!

Kristie said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see you guys back at church! Big hugs all around!

Chris and Britt said...

YAAAA HOOOOO!!!!! A new and improved "physical" heart for Mya. But her "spiritual" heart is one for the record books-she is truly a little fighter.

What an amazing story of the power of prayer! God is the great healer, indeed. What a blessing from above.