(Mike here) - It is hard to believe that it has been one year since Whitney had her open heart surgery. December 1, 2008, was a very tense, nerve wracking day. Around 4:00 p.m. that fateful day we were finally able to see our little Whitney post-surgery. She was lying there with tubes, monitors, machines hooked up to her, etc., and it was scary. In the end, Whitney came through just fine. She has made leaps and bounds since her surgery. She has really flourished lately. It took her about 6-8 weeks to fully recover from the surgery and since that time she really has taken off. In retrospect, we are so thankful to the doctors, Dr. John Brown in particular (her heart surgeon), the nurses and the entire staff at Riley hospital.
Without their knowledge, expertise, care and round the clock attention we don't know where or how we or Whitney would be. THANK YOU! Here are some picture to demonstrate the strides that Whitney has made since her one-year post open heart surgery. Doesn't she look great?!
What a difference a year makes!