5.30.2009

Needing BIG Prayers Today

We have had a lot of things going on so far today. We trialed off of ECMO today at 9am. Avery did very well and was off for almost an hour. There were about five doctors in the room assessing her during her trial off. Dr. Jaquiss, the lead heart surgeon, thinks that she is capable of coming off ECMO but does not think she will survive long without some surgical intervention. So long story short, she will have surgery to open up blood flow in her heart. She is already in the OR and surgery will probably begin around 1:15pm. It could take 3-5 hours to complete and I will try to update as the afternoon progresses.

This is a very scary time for all of us. It is unclear exactly how she will respond to this surgery, but Dr. Jaquiss believes that this is the best option at this point. He is pleased with how well the hernia surgery went and is optimistic that this heart surgery will give her a chance at survival. Still so much unknown...keep all the thoughts and prayers coming. Avery has achieved some major milestones so far and we are hoping that trend will continue.

Love to all- Carissa

13 comments:

  1. Prayers for sweet Avery! She can do it!

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  2. AnonymousMay 30, 2009

    O faithful virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miralcles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee... please help Avery get stronger, overcome all obstacles, and live a happy, healthy life. I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.

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  3. We have been praying for strength for Avery, Shane, & you as well as peace beyond understanding. Avery is so sweet and such a fighter. I'm amazed at the miracles God has worked in her life so far and have faith in what He is doing right now for her!

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  4. thinking of you all. Waiting for the update.

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  5. Praying for Avery and sending positive thoughts your way.

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  6. we are praying.......for yalls heart and her heart....love candice

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  7. Sending lots of prayers for sweet Avery!

    Amber

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  8. We are praying for little Avery that the surgery goes well and that she recovers quickly afterwards. Fight little one!

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  9. Many prayers coming your way. I've asked my special angel to watch over miss Avery!!

    Ash

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  10. Praying Avery's surgery went very well and she is fighting!! Many prayers for Avery and your entire family.

    Tracy - Ian's mom

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  11. Avery - You can do this!!! Be strong!

    Stephanie

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  12. Thinking of you and praying for Avery through surgery.

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