Thursday, April 3, 2008

Check Off Step One

Okay, here we are after the first phase of the surgery. Allie did fine during surgery and is in stable condition. Allie is still in the OR as they monitor her. As you know from previous posts she has tight arteries (and small as we found out yesterday). The tight arteries are a concern of the doctors because now that the heart is repaired, the question arises if the blood can flow properly through these restricted arteries. Will the pressure of the arteries reduce properly to allow the flow? As with any surgery, we must now wait and see. This tightening of the arteries is not as common as the repairing of the VSD. There is a possibility that if the pressure doesn't reduce properly they will leave the incision open tonight. This will be a short procedure tomorrow to close it.

We have not spoken to the surgeon yet, but are anxiously awaiting the condition of the arteries. As with any surgery, we must now see how Allie tolerates the repair. Please keep Allie, the surgeons as well as us in your prayers. We will continue to update this blog as time permits.


Mary said...

You are in our prayers, Allie. Your Mom and Dad and the doctors are in our prayers, too. We know that you will be home soon enjoying life and that cute lion.


Your cousins, Skylar, Douglas and Bobby and

Aunt Mary and Uncle Jimmy

Pamela said...


The Jones Family is praying for you and we can't wait to see you soon at home :0)

Al, Pamela, Alec & Branah

Katie said...


Thanks so much for the updates. We are non-stop praying for you guys. Please let me know if I can do anything!


Granma said...

You are a loving little girl Allie and you have brought people to their knees praying for you and all that are with you. Jesus will use you in a way that is special.



Anonymous said...

We love you little Angel....
We know you are in God's hands and so are Mommy and Daddy. We can't wait to be there again to hold and kiss you. You have a huge fan club here in Illinois and everyone is praying for you all!
Love, Auntie Trisha and Aunt Tammy

Anonymous said...

Just stopped in to see the little one and see how she is growing. Saying some special prayers for these adventures. May God shower you with His blessings, peace and comfort!

Donna Kelley