Exactly 4 months ago last Monday,
my baby Jing had open heart surgery to repair her little TOF heart.
We were barely home 3 days when she had a Tet spell
and forced us into a tailspin while completely jet lagged.
Looking back on it all,
God's timing was SO perfect.
We had not been home long enough
for Jing to be comfortable in her new home
or to know her new sisters very well
or to really know exactly what this new life was all about.
So for us to go right into surgery was probably the perfect timing~
definitely God's timing.
It was such an extremely emotional time for us all.
We had just fallen in love with our precious new daughter~
one who had lost all familiar to her,
one that knew hardly any English,
or who she could trust
or why this lady who had been taking care of her
would let all these strange people do all these mean
things to her.
A very hard, stressful time for us all!!!
For the last 4 months we have been under the care of a wonderful cardiologist~
Dr. Lindsey @ Sibley Heart Center.
We knew coming out of surgery there was a problem with Jing's pulmonary arteries
and would be watched very closely.
For the last 4 months when we saw Dr. Lindsey,
he had very good news for us...
heart looked great and getting stronger and arteries growing.
(I just loved this photo of Jing as she sat on Dr. Lindsey's stool with her little feet crossed.)
Her left artery is growing but her right is a little more blocked
and Dr. Lindsey is sending us back to Egleston for cardiac catheterization.
What does this all mean?
She will go under while they run a wire to her heart
and decide what needs to be done~
balloon, stint, or surgery???
SO what's different this time?
She IS comfortable at home,
extremely attached to her sisters,
understands everything we say to her,
talks up a storm,
trusts me and Scott with all her heart,
wants mommy to kiss all her boo boos,
remembers how scared she was when she was in the hospital,
will know exactly why we are at the hospital when we drive in,
will beg me not to take her in,
and I will have to make her do it anyway.
I don't want her to have to go through this all again
but SO thankful we are blessed to have such a wonderful doctor
who cares so much for our precious little girl...
one who is showing us the way to a healthier little heart.
We are waiting to hear when we will be going...
please join me in praying for every person God will use to help little JingJing. :)
May God be glorified every step of the way.
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