Monday, December 1, 2008

Update 12-1-08

The nurse who is giving updates to all of the families in the waiting room just came around... here is the latest: Whitney is still doing well. They have finished the mitral valve repair and are now working on the two patches to repair the hole. (Dr. Brown is using pericardial tissue from Whitney's heart to form the ASD patch and the VSD patch. These patches will take care of the major hole that encompasses all 4 chambers of Whitney's heart.)

info about AV canal defect:
http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site521/mainpageS521P0.html


info about ASD & VSD
http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/yourhealth/healthgate/getcontent.asp?URLhealthgate=%2229008.html%22

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hola Laura and Mike,
you are all in James' and I thoughts and prayers. We'll keep checking the blog for news andupdates. Just know that we are praying and we'll keep praying for your beautiful family. We hope to talk to you very soon!
With love and affection
Elisa, James and Carlo Riester

P.S. It is a while that we don't hear from each other but the thought is ALWAYS there!
God bless!
ciao

Kathy said...

We are reading the blog.
All sounds good.We went to
noon Mass for Whitney.
We are praying.
We love you very much.
God bless you. Aunt Kathy & Family

Laurie said...

I am thinking of you all. Whew, those pictures showing you handing her over to the doctors sure brought back memories.
Can't wait for another update.
Keep up the excellent work, Whitney.

Ellen said...

Just about every ten minutes, I stop and wonder "how's Whitney?" So glad to read your updates.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for the updates! You all have been very much in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.

Chloe said...

I am so glad to hear Whitney is in good hands...Shawn and I have had her in our thoughts. Thank you for the updates!

Sarah, Andy, Murdoch, and Deucey said...

Thank you for the updates! We have been checking the blog all day. Glad to hear it is going well.

Anonymous said...

Byrons,
I hope you're hanging in there.....thanks for the updates!! You are on our minds and in our prayers here at Pedcor.

Dave H.

Ellen said...

Yay, Whitney, I just heard from Grammy that you are in recovery and that your surgery went well. We love you!

Grace said...

Baby Whitney, I think you will feel better soon, and I want you to get growing up and be very strong. I hope you will be better and see me again in Georgia with Anne.

I love you, Baby Whitney and Anne, because you guys are my two little cousins. And I hope you soon be good as a new baby. And Anne be good too.

Ali said...

Thanks for the great updates, Laura and Mike. We are thinking of Whitney constantly.

Kathy said...

Yeah! We are so happy that
the surgery is over and that Whitney is recovering and so pleased that
the Doctors and Nurses are so wonderful!
God bless you all!
Love, Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Soooo wonderful to hear that surgery went well and Whitney is doing great! Looking forward to seeing the "new" Whitney soon. Taker care and God bless.

Love,
Heather Smith

Maura said...

Such great news! We will continue to keep little Whitney in our prayers.

Love,
Maura, Chad, and Mairin

msmithcpm said...

Sue and I continue to have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Sue Smith

Anonymous said...

Great news about Whitney's successful surgery! Here's to a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with all of you.
Hugs,
Kitty Barbaglia