Saturday, June 4, 2011

A word from Lulu

Hi guys! We're all getting ready for my surgery early Monday morning. Mom and Dad are nervous but we know a lot of people are praying for me. Surgery starts at 7a.m. and should last 5 or 6 hours. They are going to fix my main pulmonary artery and valve by replacing it with an animal artery and valve. Then they are going to use one of my collateral arteries (those are the arteries that grew to compensate for my narrowed pulmonary arteries) and patch my left pulmonary arteries with it. Lastly they will patch my VSD (the hole in my heart). The muscle build-up in my heart should correct itself once my heart is corrected. I'm so excited to be getting my heart repaired. I'm going to be able to keep up with my sissy! Sometimes I get so mad when I see Jack and Hazel playing and I just can't keep up. If everything goes well I should be in the hospital about a week. I can't be picked up under my arms for 6 weeks. Gammy is going to fly with me to Utah at the end of June so I don't have to drive with the rest of my family. I'm one lucky little girl!

11 comments:

Scooby and Jon said...

We're praying that all goes well with this surgery. Good luck!

Anaise said...

We will definitely be praying for great news!

Christin Foscarini said...

Good luck Lucy! We are praying for your surgery to go smoothly and that your heart will indeed be repaired :) Can't wait to get to see you in July!!

Macie said...

I can't believe that you're so close to repair! I've been thinking about you guys a lot and you have been in my prayers! Good luck!

The Reynolds said...

We'll be praying for your family and the doctors and nurses working with you. Please let your mommy and daddy know that they can let us know if they need anything. I bet your brother and sister are jealous you get to fly while they're stuck in a car to Utah.

Melody said...

Good luck! We are praying for you to have a quick recovery.

Tom/Tabitha said...

Praying here, too!

Thomas & Alicia Montgomery said...

Good Luck LU! I'm praying for you! Please be strong and recover quickly! We will also be in UT end of June till the 5th of July! :)

Joyce Bagby said...

We are praying for Lucy and the rest of your family as well. So glad that your Mom and Dad will be with you at this time. Be grateful that Heavenly Father is close to Lucy at this time and that He sent her here at this time to be with you and Chuck, Hazel and Jack so that she could grow and become one of His covenant people. Remember that unfailing faith is fortified through prayer. Pray often and take time to listen to the still small voice. The Lord will be with you too! You are awesome parents!

Noelle said...

Dear Little Lucy,

My prayers are with you...with perhaps a little more fervency than normal. Please be well! A BIG hug to your mommy and your grandma!

Kateka said...

Good luck Lulu!! Sending many many prayers and happy thoughts your way.