Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Baby Jing... B&W Wednesday

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.

Until yesterday...
(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.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.

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  1. Big prayers for sweet JingJing !!! The pictures are absolutely precious... such a darling little cousin I have !

  2. We will certainly lift her and you in our prayers. We are very familiar with this and could relate to the beginning of your post about Gods perfect timing. These heart babies are fighters and the lord will give you that same fight. Blessings, Melody

  3. she looks so sweet, I hope it all turns out ok, what a terrible time you are all having.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this about your sweet JingJing. I certainly will pray for her and you and all the caring medical staff who will help her. I hope all goes well and her little heart can be mended to work as it should. She is so blessed to have you as her mama to love her through it all.

  5. Oh, Sharon. So sorry to read this. Sweet JingJing will be in my prayers. We'll be following and standing with you from across the city. Much love to you.

  6. Sharon...I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet little girl. I will be praying for her and your family. Even though she now knows exactly what is going on, she also knows the love of a family. That will make this time around so much better for everyone.

  7. The poor little thing! I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!

  8. Sharon and Scott,
    We will be praying for all! God is so good and will provide the strength you need at the exact moment you need! She is precious as are all of your girls! Love you all!

  9. Praying for a sweet family. BTDT with more than one surgery for a sweetie. Keep us updated.

  10. Sharon,
    I WILL be praying for sweet Jing!! It is so amazing to watch how beautifully she is doing.. She was clearly born to be yours!!!!!

    By the way, you are doing a beautiful job with your new camera!!! I love these pics!


  11. Oh my, that took me by surprise and brought an awful lump to my throat and tears to my eyes...I am praying for you all....she is so beautiful:)

  12. Sharon,

    Jing will be in my prayers, hoping it all goes well for her and you all. Sometimes these procedures are harder on us moms. She will know you love her and are there for her, always!



  13. Praying for all of you. I'm so sorry to hear this news. She is such a strong and brave girl. I know she will do just fine.

  14. Shay,

    I will be praying. I have tears in my eyes and a heavy heart - I know how difficult it is for you & Jing to have to go through this.

    Sending hugs :)

    xo ellie

  15. ps I love that precious crossed feet photo too - and your gorgeous processing :)

  16. Sharon,
    Every last one of you are being lifted up to The Lord God Almighty in prayer!

    Sending you {{hugs }}

  17. praying things will go well and she will be okay.

  18. Oh my, sorry to hear this for Jing. HUGS and prayers to you and your precious daughter.

    Aren't we so fortunate to have wonderful doctors and the opportunity to heal our children here? Our littlest has surgery in two months and I try to not fret...

    Your Jing is gorgeous in the black and white photos, thanks for sharing.

  19. Oh Sharon - I'm praying for her!!!!!! I know you will keep us updated - she's incredibly precious and I'm praying!!!!!

  20. Shay,
    As a mother we are so lucky to have children to love,cherish, and take care of. Watching our children go through hard the hardest part without a doubt about being a mom.
    You are one of the best mothers I know!!I am thankful to have you as such a great example to follow.

    I will pray for the Doctors ,JingJing, and your whole family. Hold on to Gods word!!

    Philippians 4:6 :Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,by prayer and petition,with thanksgiving present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

    I love you!!

  21. I am so sorry to hear that. I will certainly be praying for all of you and I know she will do great with all of the wonderful support she has now. What a lucky little girl she is! And I don't think she could be in better hands: That is the same cardiologist we go to for River and he is fabulous!

  22. I am praying for sweet Jing Jing and each of you. Be sure and contact the Child Life Specialist at the hospital where she will have her procedure once the procedure is scheduled. As a pediatric nurse, I have seen them work magic in difficult situations. Praying for a good report!

  23. Praying for sweet JingJing. The difference this time too is she KNOWS when mama is there she will have comfort and love.Praying for you friend.

  24. My prayers are with Jing Jing and your family! God bless all of you!

  25. So sorry she has to go through this, but maybe it really is better now than two months ago when she was in that between place-not totally confident in your kisses and reassurance but wanting to be. Now her sisters can all be there with her and for her and she can reach for you knowing that you will be there too.


  26. Of course I will be praying for Jing! I know exactly what you mean about the "Perfect" timing. I believe John Asher's surgery would have been so much harder on ALL of us had God's timing not been so perfect! I am so sad that Jing has to go through this again and I know that this time will be so much different! But what isn't different is that the same God that brought her through surgery the first time is still on his throne, still in control and knows exactly what he is doing! I will be praying...and along with you, trusting in the Almighty!

  27. I am so sorry to hear the news. LiLi and I were reading your post and we were both upset and sad about the update. We said a special pray for SJ and your family tonight. Trust in God, it will all be alright.

  28. I have been a very bad bloggy friend and am just now checking in with you! Praying for SJ and for YOU ALL too...

  29. I'll be praying for you and that precious girl of yours...

  30. Shay,

    Lifting up your sweet JingJing! This is so unexpected! Praying God will give SJ a supernatural understanding of what is going on and a peace that all that is happening is out of l.o.v.e.


  31. Wow! Look at all the people that will be praying for JingJing and your family! I have no doubt that everything will go so well and we'll be praying a lot! Let me know when you hear something. Loved the sweet pictures!