The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Monday, January 9, 2012


I wanted to post a quick update because I am so grateful for my dear friends who are praying!

Katie Grace is in recovery. You all are right, what an agonizing wait it was indeed!

So the Dr came and spoke with us and he was maybe not quite as joyful as he was pre op, however, generally positive.

He said that her VSD was very large. They detected yet another defect, a PDA, making 4 now. VSD, ASD, PFO, and PDA

He feels she is most probably a candidate for surgery. He will
consult w/his team this week and meet w/us on the plan and dates. Most likely in 3 -4 weeks.

He also said her lungs have sustained damage. This damage means that the heart surgery can be risky so keep praying! The good news, after the surgery, this type of lung damage is reversible w/medication. Praise the Lord!

She has had a hard time coming out of it all this afternoon and evening. Pulled out the intubator tube and then fought like a pro wrestler, throwing one of her all time great tantrums that I haven't seen for awhile for 25 min! :) She is still having low oxygen and breathing issues and vomiting even at this time, 6pM.

Thank you and know that God is so good.


  1. Keeping prayers coming your way. Happy to hear that she is a candidate for surgery. I hope she is feeling better soon.

  2. Did they have to intubate her again after she pulled the endotracheal tube? Will she go to a regular hospital room or stay over night in the ICU? I many questions! I pray that her recovery is quick and uneventful.

    Praying that the team will come up with the perfect plan for her heart and that she will do well with that surgery!

    God is good, I'm so happy that the medical team/doctor believes she would benefit from the repair. Thanking God that the lung damage is reversible!

  3. Thanks girls! No problem, Vicky! She puled it out when she was coming off of anesthesia. We are staying overnight in the ICU. PICU to be exact.

  4. Your precious Katie Grace is in our prayers! Our little Mackenzie had additional heart defects, as well, but we are so grateful for the medical we have here in the US. Hang in there!!

  5. That is so awesome that her lungs can be helped. HOpe that she can have her surgery and fix all those heart problems. She's a spunky one, way more stressful for you guys then her. Will be thinking about you I can't imagine havign to have a child even be put under, its all so scary.

  6. I am so glad that he is still optimistic about the heart surgery. That is wonderful. I'll continue to pray for your sweet girl :)

  7. I will keep praying!!! God's hand is definitely on your precious baby girl!!!

  8. I am so happy to read this good update! I will keep praying for her!


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