Sunday, August 11, 2013



Sunday, morning...Little brother is staying with friends...but celebrating his big sister's courage and her NEW heart!

Photo: Brother Ryan is eating an extra special HEART shaped pancake this morning in honor of his BRAVE sister Katie! He is sending lots LOVE your way, Katie, Mom, And Dad.
Little brother celebrating Big Sis's new heart

Around 1:30pm, Sunday
After the heart was transplanted there was residual blood loss and some new blood clots.  The team of doctors had to re-open her chest and find the problems.
Sunday, 3:55pm
About an hour ago, they completed the repair.  Katie has come through surgery! Prayers answered! I've been a nervous wreck because she was so critical and we didn't hear any update for two hours. Dr. Kogan came and talked to us.

He got the clot and cleaned out some lines. Her vitals are much better and her blood drainage has improved.

We can see her in a few minutes, hopefully. Thank you for the prayers! Keep them coming! --Kerri

We've never seen this before with Katie: Oxygen levels of 100%. This made us cry. --Kerri
We've never seen this before with Katie:
Oxygen levels of 100%. This made us cry. --Kerri

Saturday night, 9:39pm
My sweet great niece is in surgery now; the doctors will be removing her sick heart soon. 

The transport team has flown out to pick up the donor's graciously-given heart.

Thanks for keeping she and her family in your prayers.

John 8:31  "If you continue in my word, then you are truly Disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."


SavannahGranny said...

Prayers going up right now and continuing. So happy for her new heart and prayers for the donor's family.
Blessings, Ginger

Nonnie said...

What a beautiful family supporting this precious girl. So thankful with you that she came through the surgery so well and you are seeing those good numbers. God bless you all. (The baby brother is precious, too.)