Friday, September 17, 2010


11:50~ Handed off JingJing to a sweet nurse named Stacy and made our way to the waiting room to wait with our family.

1:30~ Had our first call from OR. Jing went under great and surgery has begun. Bless Dr. Kanter.

2:30~ Second update from OR~ Jing is doing great. She's on the heart lung machine and the repair is almost complete. Will have another call in about an hour. God is SO faithful!!!

3:30~ Third update from OR. Jing is doing great. Off the heart lung machine and repair is complete. Putting in chest tubes and surgery complete in little over an hour. Waiting on Dr. to come out. PTL!!!!!

4:15~ Fourth update~ surgery is complete and she is fine. Will see the surgeon in about 20 min.

4:30~ Met with Dr. Kanter and he gave us a great surgery report. Able to fix the VSD between her two lower chambers. Able to salvage the pulmonary valve which is HUGE!
Great prognosis!!!!

Out sweet nurse Sarah explained every single tube coming
out of JJ.
Really amazing to see and understand it all.
She said JJ was doing GREAT and thought the breathing tube would come out some time tonight.
Her sats are already at 99.
I remember when we got JJ in China
I thought her hands were dirty
but finally realized she was blue.

5:30~ We were allowed to go in and see her.
When we came in,
I didn't even recognize her...
She was pink and completely beautiful!!!
And upon further observation...
we have Ms. Pinkalicious~
Pink hands and fingers...
Pink feet and toes.
I guess in hindsight,
I really didn't know how blue JJ really was
until I saw how pink she was after surgery!!!

Scott and I want to thank each and every one of you
for your prayers, texts, comments, and emails today.
They have meant the world to us
and helped us get through a very emotionally draining day.
God blessed us BIG today through each of you
and a very skilled and amazing Dr. Kanter.
I pray he sleeps like a baby tonight!!!

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
Romans 1:8


  1. Praise Jesus. I don't even know what to say about the blessing and miracle that you have witnessed. He knew just what he was doing when He brought her to you.


  2. WOOHOO!!! I just had to log on from Eufala AL tonight as we have stopped on our way to the beach. SO happy to hear they saved her valve, hopefully saving her from another surgery. THANK YOU for keeping us all posted as I know you have better things you could be doing. Praying for a speedy recovery!

  3. This is such wonderful news! PTL!!!! Can't wait to see Miss Pinkalicious!

  4. What wonderful news!!!!!!!God is so good. It just builds my faith to see this precious angel come to you at just the right time of her life..Gods perfect timing to get her and bring her home to have her heart healed. I pray for speedy recovery so everyone can finally get some rest.

  5. What a wonderful report !! May God's blessing continue through out JingJing's recovery !! Hope you and Scott are able to rest tonight ! An emotional day will drain you !!

  6. Things are looking up. You all have been in my thoughts this week!

  7. God is just so awesome!! So excited she did great. Praying for a fast recovery!!!

  8. This brings such tears of JOY!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God that they were able to save her valve, that is seriously huge!!!! Oh so thrilled for you all and praying for each milestone as she recovers! Celebrate each tiny step, each tube that comes out and little bit of health that she regains!

  9. What a wonderful report! Praying for continued blessings!

  10. SO SO SO glad you all said YES to your little HEART BABY! What a fun Valentine's Day will will have next year!!!!!!!

  11. What wonderful news! We continue to pray for your family! God had a plan and knew what he was doing when he opened your heart to Jing Jing and brought her home just in time to be healed! I am loving these "pink" pictures! Just think what a difference this is going to make to her life! Thank you for sharing with all of us! More prayers coming your way!

  12. Those "pink" pictures are just amazing! And I continue to be amazed at God's perfect timing...going back a couple of years. He kept working on YOUR heart because he knew there was a LITTLE heart that would need healing in Sept. 2010. Gives me goosebumps! What a testament to your faith, Shay!

  13. I can't help but marvel at God's timing in JingJing's life. I do not ever go into "what ifs" ((or I try not to)) - let's just say, God's timing was PERFECT!

  14. What a beautiful update! Love to hear how pink she is now!

  15. Really great news! and it is so wonderful to see a pink JingJing (or Jingle as Tia calls her :)