Not out of the woods, yet.

Surgery went well yesterday as far as the heart’s concerned. Dr. Reddy (surgeon) was smiling, and if he’s happy, then they were all telling us that means the surgery went well. They also said Jane’s little heart was stronger than they expected.

However, her R lung was bleeding after surgery, and they’ve since been able to stop the bleeding after a few scary moments. But as it is now, they need to get her on blood thinners (aspirin) to prevent clotting in her new shunt, which is a big concern for them right now. If clotting occurs, there’s a new surgery in store for our little warrior.

They are watching her very closely day and night to make sure she’s stable. That means they are taking blood-gas samples hourly, watching her vitals closely (oxygen saturation, urination, blood pressure, and DOZENS more); anything they can do to be on top of an event before it happens. So she has lots of machines monitoring, and tubes connected to her everywhere.

On a good note, her lungs are working rather well, too well in fact. Machines are still breating for her, cuz she’s paralyzed (medically induced) and heavily sedated. BUT, the machines are pumping regular air without additional oxygen or NO.

They’re going to slowly reduce the paralyzing drug to see if she starts breathing a few extra breaths on her own.

God blow that air in her lungs.

8 comments on “Not out of the woods, yet.

  1. Suzanne Makshanoff on said:

    Just some interesting breath of life scriptures;

    Breath, spirit and life

    Genesis 1:2 tells us that “the Spirit [Hebrew ruach] of God moved upon the face of the waters”. Ruach can also mean “breath, air or wind.” In Job 38, there is the striking image of God’s speaking to Job out of the “whirlwind”.

    The idea continues in Ezekiel’s vision (Ezekiel 37:5) of dry bones, where God says, “I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live”. In the New Testament, the word for “spirit” becomes the Greek word pneuma, with the same range of meaning as its Hebrew counterpart. In John 20:22, when the risen Jesus appears to his disciples, John records a remarkable event: “He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’’” This is a reminder to us of who first breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life.

  2. I forwarded an email to Elisabeth’s emails for you both to read in regards to God blowing air into her lungs. I hope you guys find the time to read it. God is SO good! Love you both!

  3. Rebekah on said:

    GOD is amazing, and working is wonders on Baby Jane

  4. Praying so much for you guys today 🙂

  5. Ts. Manya Kor. on said:

    Mama Kos texted me after surgery was over. I cried with such relief and joy. Dz. Andy and I pray constantly for you all. Sending LOVE and HUGS your way.

  6. Onya Kor on said:

    Please let us all know if B+ blood supplies are still needed for Jane at CHOC.
    It was EASY, painless, parking is validated for you and a very nice bunch of people at that facility. If anyone has it on their heart to go donate, by all means, do it, do it.

  7. So great to read about the positive aspects of this report. We will continue to pray!

  8. Dy. Mike on said:

    Lam. 3:22-25 — It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

    Each day brings a new hurdle, and each time you report good news about clearing it. Glory be to our very merciful and gracious God. I continue to lift the three of you in prayer, asking the Lord to join my prayers with the rest of. the very loving group of the oh so many friends and family you have in Christ. May each day confirm the above scripture and continue to manifest in your daily routine as greet each new victory for your baby, Jane.
    With all our love.

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