Monday, June 14, 2010

Storming Heaven!

Well, that precious little boy Joseph barely had time to acclimate to the overload of his sisters' hugs and kisses before his, and our, world turned upside-down.

He began to have trouble breathing by the end of his first week, and an x-ray revealed an enlarged heart, and an echocardiogram confirmed 3 major heart defects. Joseph is now down at Children's Hospital in Washington, DC, and will have surgery tomorrow - Tuesday June 15th, at 7:30am.

This surgery will be to correct the first and most serious of the defects, which is a long stretch of the aorta that is too skinny. This means that there is not enough blood flow to the rest of his tiny little body, AND that his little heart is working overtime and wearing itself out. By removing that constricted portion his heart will begin to relax and beat the way it should. He will have at least one more surgery and several more procedures in the future when he is older, bigger, and stronger.

I realize this is a very cut-and-dry, simplified explanation. It is 11 pm and my Baby is having surgery tomorrow morning. PLEASE PLEASE PRAY!!! I hope to write more about what's going on in the upcoming days/weeks, as there has been so much going on. In the meantime, just keep Joey in your thoughts and prayers.

Saint Joseph, pray for us!!!
Saint Thomas, pray for us!!!


Laura said...

Will definetly keep you in my prayers today.