Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Home..Thankfulness

UPDATE: Those looking for vacation pics and update on our beach excursion it is 2 posts below as I had started it awhile ago.. so scroll down and you will see what fun we had.
We are home, and are very thankful for the Lord bringing Olivia thru this procedure safely. The surgery was a success in that they got in and out safely. But it didn't accomplish what they wanted due to finding a small tissue mass under her pulmonary valve that is blocking the balloon they put in there from tearing the flap properly. So the doctors are hoping (we are praying) that she can make it to between 2-3 years old and then try this again. If it doesn't work then, they will have to do open heart surgery to remove the small tissue so they can then fix the valve. We are praying that we won't have to venture down that road. We are now home and she is doing well. God was good this morning in church we are thankful for such a wonderful pastor and pastors wife. They have been such a blessing to us thru all this, and once again our pastor sat with us while we waited for our little Olivia to come thru the surgery. We discussed many things and had a time of fellowship that is always such a blessing (during which we have all decided Olivia will be the trouble maker out of the two girls) Thank you Preacher and Ms. Vicki!! Thanks to all who have been and continue to pray for our family and these two girls!
Olivia post op..she was a bit loopy

Getting her echo cardiogram done prior to leaving

Resting peacefully

Her little arm was so pitiful, I felt so worried about holding her, but she was a trooper!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Off To Nashville Again

I know I have much to catch up on but life flys by when you have 7 children and 2 are twins! We will be on our way bright and early tomorrow to take little Olivia to Vanderbilt in Nashville again. She has to have another heart surgery on her pulmonary valve. They found it was being stressed too much. The procedure should be around 10ish so we ask once again for every one's prayers. Here is a sneak peek of some of the beach pictures. Aren't the girls just adorable!

Little Beatrice sun bathing

Little Olivia sun bathing too

They truly loved the beach, I believe it will be a tradition every year now.