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peggysue2

(10,728 posts)
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:37 PM Sep 2020

This is off the political footpath but if you could spare a prayer

My nearly, brand new grand daughter is undergoing heart surgery tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The procedure is to repair a congenital heart defect, basically two holes in her heart.

I announced her entrance into the world back at the end of May, a 2-pound preemie who has been through crisis after crisis, stunning her physicians and giving her parents mega anxiety. Not to mention her Nan (that would be me).

Cassandra came into the world a little over 2 pounds. She now weighs in a 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Still tiny but fierce.

The heart surgery is the big challenge. Once she scrambles over this hurdle, her doctors will begin therapies to strengthen her lung capacity and then she gets to go home. Which means my son and his wife can return to a semi-normal life and routine.

So, any prayers you have sitting around looking for a destination? I'd ask you to whisper them in the direction of the Nemours Pediatric hospital in Wilmington, DE., under the name of Baby Cassandra, referred to on her floor as the Miracle Baby.

Thanks in advance!

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This is off the political footpath but if you could spare a prayer (Original Post) peggysue2 Sep 2020 OP
Sending prayers leftieNanner Sep 2020 #1
Sending prayers to your family... Freedomofspeech Sep 2020 #2
All my thoughts and healing wishes go out to you! hlthe2b Sep 2020 #3
Healing vibes to Cassandra & All! 💗💗💗 SheltieLover Sep 2020 #4
My prayers are with your family and precious baby... RestoreAmerica2020 Sep 2020 #5
Sending good vibes and hugs malaise Sep 2020 #6
My prayers are on their way. hamsterjill Sep 2020 #7
Said a prayer for your precious one. Joinfortmill Sep 2020 #8
Prayers sent. cayugafalls Sep 2020 #9
Sent a prayer up for baby Cassandra. nt iluvtennis Sep 2020 #10
To Cassandra and all that love her. sheshe2 Sep 2020 #11
I've got some in my back pocket... stillcool Sep 2020 #12
Praying for the skilled and dedicated medical team to bring Cassandra Tanuki Sep 2020 #13
(((((((((Peggysue))))))))) Healing vibes for precious Cassandra, and vibes for strength and niyad Sep 2020 #14
Saying a prayer for baby Cassandra and your family backtoblue Sep 2020 #15
Baby, baby!❤ Keep being the miracle baby! Everyone's rooting for you, special girl!❤ Karadeniz Sep 2020 #16
for you and Cassandra, dear PeggySue flibbitygiblets Sep 2020 #17
Prayers going up! 🙏 Dem2theMax Sep 2020 #18
Prayers for you, your grand daughter, her parents and her doctors. n/t ChazII Sep 2020 #19
Every good wish for baby Cassandra headed your way. Lonestarblue Sep 2020 #20
Dear Cassandra, please be well. sarge43 Sep 2020 #21
Thanks everyone for that wonderful response peggysue2 Sep 2020 #22
Adding my prayers into the mix and a note of hope, too. wnylib Sep 2020 #77
Whisper, whisper... qwlauren35 Sep 2020 #23
Positive and healing thoughts for your whole family. Nevilledog Sep 2020 #24
Prayers sent for healing for Cassandra, pazzyanne Sep 2020 #25
We do this here. Bless your little granddaughter... Hekate Sep 2020 #26
will be thinking of the miracle girl barbtries Sep 2020 #27
Sending Prayers. Stuart G Sep 2020 #28
My prayers Sienna86 Sep 2020 #29
Sending prayers for Cassandra, you and all of your family. brer cat Sep 2020 #30
lighting a candle for her Tribalceltic Sep 2020 #31
Of course! redwitch Sep 2020 #32
Sending bigtime prayers bluestarone Sep 2020 #33
Prayers and best hopes irisblue Sep 2020 #34
Prayers for Cassandra lillypaddle Sep 2020 #35
Sending every good thought Alliepoo Sep 2020 #36
Sending prayers for a successful surgery and recovery. My heart goes out to all of you. LiberalBrooke Sep 2020 #37
Aww, I will most certainly have Cassandra in my pocket tomorrow, and look forward to secondwind Sep 2020 #38
Sending prayers. murielm99 Sep 2020 #39
Miracle Baby Cassandra, blessings be to you!!! fierywoman Sep 2020 #40
Absolutely trof Sep 2020 #41
I am an atheist, but I warmfeet Sep 2020 #42
G*d loves us all. Even those of us who do not deserve it. He certainly has a hand on your grandbaby. marble falls Sep 2020 #43
Just said a prayer for Baby Cassandra StarfishSaver Sep 2020 #44
I will pray. Thank you for asking. I have special reason to pray for this. There will be help. n/t TygrBright Sep 2020 #45
So many prayers for Baby Cassandra and all of you... OneGrassRoot Sep 2020 #46
So many prayers for that tiny precious baby! MoonRiver Sep 2020 #47
Of course, I Have a bunch of prayers to spare. Dem_in_Nebr. Sep 2020 #48
Dear Nan Botany Sep 2020 #49
Prayers for Grace and Mercy. mfcorey1 Sep 2020 #50
healing thoughts for baby cassandra the miracle baby. dawn5651 Sep 2020 #51
Universe, please see baby Cassandra MontanaMama Sep 2020 #52
Please keep up informed of Cassandra's progress. She's got lots of love & support going Illumination Sep 2020 #53
Wishing Baby Cassandra all the best! And the family! ancianita Sep 2020 #54
I'm glad you could reach out to DU! nt LAS14 Sep 2020 #55
Sending Positive Energy ⚡️ Both Your Way and Her Way! TheBlackAdder Sep 2020 #56
Healing thoughts Baby Cassandra. Hope you will live a long, healthy life. Best wishes to all family Evolve Dammit Sep 2020 #57
Awwwww... sweet little thing! calimary Sep 2020 #58
Sending prayers gademocrat7 Sep 2020 #59
Vibes and hugs KT2000 Sep 2020 #60
Been There, Done That highnooner Sep 2020 #61
prayers for you, her and the medical team. demosincebirth Sep 2020 #62
I lit a candle for Cassandra. PatrickforO Sep 2020 #63
💗💗💗Of Course, Peggysue.. Thank you for letting us know. Cha Sep 2020 #64
I will hold her in the light Sugarcoated Sep 2020 #65
I see her flying through this with ease. But I'm sending warm thoughts just because Maraya1969 Sep 2020 #66
Nothing is impossible with God, The Divine Physician and Healer of Body, Soul, Spirit. sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #67
Prayers from out here in California! majdrfrtim Sep 2020 #68
prayers from the woods and hills of East Tennessee peacebuzzard Sep 2020 #69
done demtenjeep Sep 2020 #70
All the love and strength in the world to Baby Cassandra. crickets Sep 2020 #71
Of course, I've walked in your shoes dlk Sep 2020 #72
Prayers for Cassandra and all of you💕🙏🏻 Meowmee Sep 2020 #73
Healing vibes sent to Cassandra Heartstrings Sep 2020 #74
*****Healing Vibes***** sent to baby Cassandra... electric_blue68 Sep 2020 #75
Praying for the best outcome. oasis Sep 2020 #76
My prayers are for more miracles wendyb-NC Sep 2020 #78
Sending good vibes Demovictory9 Sep 2020 #79
Positive energy and thought directed to Cassandra. Vdizzle Sep 2020 #80
Done. TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #81
Good wishes for the tiny girl Bettie Sep 2020 #82
Of course you and she have my prayers. Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2020 #83
The doctors and nurses that care for preemies really are the best of the best blogslut Sep 2020 #84
May the Goddess watch over Cassandra Wicked Blue Sep 2020 #85
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Sep 2020 #86
Thinking of Cassandra and sending only positive.... Spazito Sep 2020 #87
.... spanone Sep 2020 #88
Hopefully you'll soon be hearing some encouraging news about Cassandra's surgery. Fla Dem Sep 2020 #89
Sending prayers. My son was born with a ventral septum defect and today is perfectly healthy. Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #90
Sending prayers and positive energy to you all. Peace and love. SayItLoud Sep 2020 #91
All the best to her... N_E_1 for Tennis Sep 2020 #92
Sending prayers for healing for precious Cassandra Danmel Sep 2020 #93
as a nominal person llashram Sep 2020 #94
One of our premie twins needed this operation. I'm not saying not to worry, but the doctors... FailureToCommunicate Sep 2020 #95
Prayers and good vibes The Mouth Sep 2020 #96
Prayers being sent! polmaven Sep 2020 #97

hamsterjill

(15,166 posts)
7. My prayers are on their way.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:47 PM
Sep 2020

I pray for this precious little one, her family, and for the doctors and nurses who will be undertaking her care. May she have a successful procedure, a speedy recovery and may she thrive each day.

sheshe2

(82,773 posts)
11. To Cassandra and all that love her.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:58 PM
Sep 2020

Beautiful name, a long name that she will grow into. Love and hugs to you all, peggysue.

Tanuki

(14,866 posts)
13. Praying for the skilled and dedicated medical team to bring Cassandra
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:00 PM
Sep 2020

to rosy good health! Strength and healing to this precious little one and all those whose love and care have brought her safely to this point. May she have a happy and healthy future!
(To paraphrase a favorite hymn: through many dangers, toils, and snares she has already come; t'was grace that brought her safe thus far, and grace will lead her home!)

niyad

(110,874 posts)
14. (((((((((Peggysue))))))))) Healing vibes for precious Cassandra, and vibes for strength and
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:07 PM
Sep 2020

courage for all her loving family.

Please keep us posted. Your DU family is here for you.

Dem2theMax

(9,541 posts)
18. Prayers going up! 🙏
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:11 PM
Sep 2020

Praying that surgery is perfect, so perfect that very soon baby Cassandra will be home with Mom and Dad.

And hugs to all of you.

Lonestarblue

(9,662 posts)
20. Every good wish for baby Cassandra headed your way.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:13 PM
Sep 2020

What a little fighter! She’s amazing. Take care and stay strong.

peggysue2

(10,728 posts)
22. Thanks everyone for that wonderful response
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:24 PM
Sep 2020

Just got off the phone with my daughter-in-law who is trying desperately to keep it together. Her two sons (previous marriage) started remote school today just to add madness to the mayhem. But she was really delighted to hear that the prayer/blessing machine was up and running for Cassandra. In addition to DU, I have friends in Memphis and a very dear friend in New Jersey who have contacted their own prayer groups on Cassie's behalf.

The Universe is going to be very noisy tonight with a gazillion whispers of love and support.

Thank you once again.

wnylib

(21,146 posts)
77. Adding my prayers into the mix and a note of hope, too.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 11:41 PM
Sep 2020

My mother was a preemie not much bigger than Cassandra. She was born in 1922, at home before her mother could get to a hospital, in the middle of a Buffalo winter. My mother's aunt was present and wrapped the tiny babe in a cloth table napkin, placed her in a bread basket, and put the basket on the open door of the kitchen oven until an ambulance arrived.

There was some heart valve damage to my mother and they did not have the advanced medical techniques then that we have today. But she survived (obviously or I wouldn't be here today). She not only survived, but lived to be 90 years old, and to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

So please take heart and hope from that example. All babies are different, but with good medical care, prayers, and a baby's tough fighting instinct, they can eventually thrive.

Blessings to your family, Cassandra, and the medical team.

qwlauren35

(5,964 posts)
23. Whisper, whisper...
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:25 PM
Sep 2020

hope, hope.

Sent to little Cassandra. Hoping for a normal life as of tomorrow afternoon.

barbtries

(28,631 posts)
27. will be thinking of the miracle girl
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:31 PM
Sep 2020

and you tomorrow, and sending well wishes your way.

Looking forward to your update!

brer cat

(24,046 posts)
30. Sending prayers for Cassandra, you and all of your family.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:37 PM
Sep 2020

I hope you have good news to share with us soon.

redwitch

(14,910 posts)
32. Of course!
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:46 PM
Sep 2020

I will keep Cassandra in my prayers. Blessings to all of your family, so hard when the tiny ones struggle!

Alliepoo

(2,151 posts)
36. Sending every good thought
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:58 PM
Sep 2020

And a bajillion healing vibes to sweet baby Cassandra! Wishing you, PeggySue, and your family, peace.

secondwind

(16,903 posts)
38. Aww, I will most certainly have Cassandra in my pocket tomorrow, and look forward to
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:10 PM
Sep 2020

some good news later in the day.....

warmfeet

(3,321 posts)
42. I am an atheist, but I
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:19 PM
Sep 2020

will send my best wishes!

Best wishes Cassandra!



My baby brother died of a congenital heart defect in 1964.

Medical science has come a long way since then.

Botany

(70,066 posts)
49. Dear Nan
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:32 PM
Sep 2020

May Cassandra be in your lap as you read some Dr. Suess to her in the winter of
2022 as a gentle snow falls outside. The world has big plans for the two of you.

 

Illumination

(2,458 posts)
53. Please keep up informed of Cassandra's progress. She's got lots of love & support going
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:42 PM
Sep 2020

for her! Maybe that's why she's the "Miracle Baby". Sending prayers to you & yours...

calimary

(80,137 posts)
58. Awwwww... sweet little thing!
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:00 PM
Sep 2020

Sending lots of green leafy health-and-healing vibes your way - for her, AND for you also, peggysue2!

Virtual

KT2000

(20,515 posts)
60. Vibes and hugs
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:08 PM
Sep 2020

heading to Wilmington, DE Nemours Pediatric Hospital for Baby Cassandra and all the other kids facing a challenge!

highnooner

(395 posts)
61. Been There, Done That
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:14 PM
Sep 2020

My first post ever here.

I was born with a hole in my heart and was known as a blue baby. In 1964, I was one of the first people to have open heart surgery to cover the hole in a heart that was the size of a 50 cent piece. Within a week, I was an active kid who could run, play, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Your kid will be the same soon. Best wishes and prayers.

PatrickforO

(14,465 posts)
63. I lit a candle for Cassandra.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 08:02 PM
Sep 2020

May her surgery be successful, and may she soon be home with her parents and her Nan.

sprinkleeninow

(20,068 posts)
67. Nothing is impossible with God, The Divine Physician and Healer of Body, Soul, Spirit.
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 08:51 PM
Sep 2020
"Lord, have mercy according to Your Great Mercies. You Who lovest Mankind and Womankind. We pray for the Handmaiden of God, Cassie. For success in her repair and complete healing and restoration for this little one of Yours. We bless and glorify Your Holy Name. Amen and Amen."

majdrfrtim

(316 posts)
68. Prayers from out here in California!
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 09:14 PM
Sep 2020

I work in a children's hospital and have seen, close-up, the wonders accomplished by my medical colleagues.

Blessings upon all those who will be working on your precious little one, Peggy Sue.

peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)
69. prayers from the woods and hills of East Tennessee
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 09:41 PM
Sep 2020

many prayers for the little angel...
sweet child. fierce soul...
a special little one in every way.
take care, peggysue in Wilmington.

Please keep this board posted with news about Cassandra.

dlk

(11,311 posts)
72. Of course, I've walked in your shoes
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 10:01 PM
Sep 2020

My middle son was born with a congenital heart defect and I remember how difficult that time in his life was for all of us. I will send extra prayers your way for your grand daughter and your family. Please keep us posted with her progress

electric_blue68

(14,332 posts)
75. *****Healing Vibes***** sent to baby Cassandra...
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 10:57 PM
Sep 2020

Safe, Successful Surgery and Recovery!

from a waaay long ago former preemie

wendyb-NC

(3,209 posts)
78. My prayers are for more miracles
Tue Sep 8, 2020, 11:42 PM
Sep 2020

on this precious baby girl, Cassandra. I am sending prayers for her parents and you. It's time to go home, and get on with life at home with their baby girl, who is getting stronger and healing every day.

Vdizzle

(379 posts)
80. Positive energy and thought directed to Cassandra.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:33 AM
Sep 2020

Done!

Wish you all the good fortune that can be mustered.

blogslut

(37,923 posts)
84. The doctors and nurses that care for preemies really are the best of the best
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:30 AM
Sep 2020

My good thoughts are with her and her parents and you.

Wicked Blue

(5,700 posts)
85. May the Goddess watch over Cassandra
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:33 AM
Sep 2020

and keep her safe.
May Cassandra heal and be healthy and well.

so mote it be


Spazito

(49,500 posts)
87. Thinking of Cassandra and sending only positive....
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:41 AM
Sep 2020

thoughts and vibes to her and all involved in her surgery.

Sending a big hug to you and your loved ones during this stressful time as well.

Fla Dem

(23,144 posts)
89. Hopefully you'll soon be hearing some encouraging news about Cassandra's surgery.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:12 AM
Sep 2020

Sending healing thought through the universe to your Dear Cassandra.

llashram

(6,261 posts)
94. as a nominal person
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:04 PM
Sep 2020

of faith in a creator, I offered up a prayer for your granddaughter, her parents and you.

FailureToCommunicate

(13,918 posts)
95. One of our premie twins needed this operation. I'm not saying not to worry, but the doctors...
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:35 PM
Sep 2020

assured us they do this routinely, it was a common procedure for them, even in the tiny tiny hearts of premies.

It all went fine, and they are healthy, hulking twenty somethings now.

So, you can at least not have extra worries about this.

But, we'll send prayers Cassie's way none the less.



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