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peggysue2

(10,722 posts)
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:04 PM Sep 2020

Update on Baby Cassandra!

Grand baby's surgery is over and one more tiny heart is pumping and thumping in near perfect rhythm. Though the next 48-72 hours will be important, the surgeon was very pleased with the result. Cassandra's vitals are all positive and strong; this little one is feisty, has been from day 1.

Anyway, thank you for all the prayers, blessings and good wishes. Means a lot. In fact, many of your replies had me welling up with emotion. I tend to be a cry baby.

Cassandra still has a journey ahead of her but she has just scrambled over a very tall obstacle. The rest of the road looks easy-peasy in comparison.

What a relief!

Thanks once again.

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Update on Baby Cassandra! (Original Post) peggysue2 Sep 2020 OP
Thanks for the good news Trailrider1951 Sep 2020 #1
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing the happiness! Tanuki Sep 2020 #2
Thanks so much for letting us know! ❤️ Hekate Sep 2020 #3
Great news malaise Sep 2020 #4
Thanks for the great news. Holding positive thoughts livetohike Sep 2020 #5
Yay! Thank you so much for the update. I was thinking about the wee lass. Nevilledog Sep 2020 #6
YES! GO LITTLE CASSANDRA! leftyladyfrommo Sep 2020 #7
That is SUCH good news, Peggy. Smiles and tears here. Continuing to send vibes for healing and niyad Sep 2020 #8
Good to hear she is doing well Bettie Sep 2020 #9
Awesome news! Spazito Sep 2020 #10
Wonderful! Leith Sep 2020 #11
Lighting another candle. PatrickforO Sep 2020 #12
I am so glad llashram Sep 2020 #13
I'm so glad. Sending up all good thoughts for that little girl. nolabear Sep 2020 #14
Good to hear. Thanks for updating. I will be rooting for the wee lass. Midnight Writer Sep 2020 #15
Continued blessings madashelltoo Sep 2020 #16
Oh, what a beautiful day! democrank Sep 2020 #17
Update on Baby Cassandra people Sep 2020 #18
That's wonderful news! Lonestarblue Sep 2020 #19
Yes she is! RMVet Sep 2020 #46
Yaaaaaay! SheltieLover Sep 2020 #20
Wonderful news! I'm sure with all the love surrounding Cassandra, she will overcome all obstacles. Fla Dem Sep 2020 #21
Awwww....very sweet!... Illumination Sep 2020 #37
Oh, thank goodness! I was rooting for her as hard as I could. Thanks for the update. nt tblue37 Sep 2020 #22
Been thinking about you all day - thanks for the update. rurallib Sep 2020 #23
Whew, 💖 MLAA Sep 2020 #24
Super news...dodged that bullet...good going, Cassandra!!!❤❤❤ Karadeniz Sep 2020 #25
Woo-hoo, three cheers to the docs and one tough baby! Efilroft Sul Sep 2020 #26
Awesome! We all needed some "good" right now. hamsterjill Sep 2020 #27
This is the first thing I've read on DU today. Dem2theMax Sep 2020 #28
Thanks everyone for the continued support peggysue2 Sep 2020 #29
Maybe become President? We sure could use a good one... Illumination Sep 2020 #34
Yeah!!! Party time! stillcool Sep 2020 #58
Wonderful! Another round of *****healing vibes***** electric_blue68 Sep 2020 #30
I'm so happy to hear it. barbtries Sep 2020 #31
You must feel a huge sense of relief peggysue2! Would love to hear another update in Illumination Sep 2020 #32
So happy for you and your family. She does sound like a fighter! intheozone Sep 2020 #33
Wonderful! So glad to hear the good news. crickets Sep 2020 #35
So glad! redwitch Sep 2020 #36
Thank you for sharing this wonderful news! dlk Sep 2020 #38
Thank God! lillypaddle Sep 2020 #39
Thank you for letting us know. LisaM Sep 2020 #40
Thank God. More prayers for the little fighter! Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #41
Great news. Most welcome sarge43 Sep 2020 #42
Very good news! H2O Man Sep 2020 #43
Thank you for the update,peggysue2! gademocrat7 Sep 2020 #44
Yay! murielm99 Sep 2020 #45
Awesome-- thank those wonderful doctors and the amazing spirit of newborns LymphocyteLover Sep 2020 #47
Thanks for the wonderful news! GeoWilliam750 Sep 2020 #48
Wow! Nice positive news. LiberalBrooke Sep 2020 #49
Thank you for letting us know! TygrBright Sep 2020 #50
Wonderful news! I woke up this morning thinking about her! Tess49 Sep 2020 #51
So happy to read this! MoonRiver Sep 2020 #52
great news ! drray23 Sep 2020 #53
You must share pictures as she grows wryter2000 Sep 2020 #54
Happy days! Dem_in_Nebr. Sep 2020 #55
yayyy baby cassandra the miracle baby is gonna be one strong little girl and woman....so glad to dawn5651 Sep 2020 #56
Wonderful news! Freedomofspeech Sep 2020 #57
GREAT news! TY! bluestarone Sep 2020 #59
Gloria in excelsis Deo! TomSlick Sep 2020 #60
Very good news. warmfeet Sep 2020 #61
⭐️⭐️⭐️K&R ⭐️⭐️⭐️ spanone Sep 2020 #62
That's such wonderful news! Totally Tunsie Sep 2020 #63
💖 sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #64
Fantastic news😻 Meowmee Sep 2020 #65
I am so glad my note for you not to worry has come true. I can now tell the FailureToCommunicate Sep 2020 #66
Really Good to hear, Peggysue! Cha Sep 2020 #67
That's so good to hear. wendyb-NC Sep 2020 #68
Congratulations to Cassandra MustLoveBeagles Sep 2020 #69
Good news is always welcome, peggysue2! Heartstrings Sep 2020 #70
Love to your sweet baby grandaughter, peggysue. sheshe2 Sep 2020 #71
, Demonaut Sep 2020 #72
That's wonderful news! NoRoadUntravelled Sep 2020 #73
well bless her heart ...literally... diverdownjt Sep 2020 #74
Rest assured, the prayers will continue. n/t Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2020 #75
Yay! blogslut Sep 2020 #76

Trailrider1951

(3,392 posts)
1. Thanks for the good news
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:20 PM
Sep 2020

I'm glad she's doing well, and the doctors are pleased. We will continue to hope for her speedy recovery!

Tanuki

(14,865 posts)
2. Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing the happiness!
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:23 PM
Sep 2020

🌸😺🎉?️🎠👶🦚🌺🐬💕🦋🐦🌷🏖🤸?♀️🍀🌞

niyad

(110,737 posts)
8. That is SUCH good news, Peggy. Smiles and tears here. Continuing to send vibes for healing and
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:42 PM
Sep 2020

strength for Baby Cassandra. And continued vibes for strength and courage for you, her loving family.

Spazito

(49,497 posts)
10. Awesome news!
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:49 PM
Sep 2020

It sounds like your grand baby is one heck of a fighter, she is going to go far in life with that spirit in her from day one!

nolabear

(41,824 posts)
14. I'm so glad. Sending up all good thoughts for that little girl.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:16 PM
Sep 2020

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Fla Dem

(23,123 posts)
21. Wonderful news! I'm sure with all the love surrounding Cassandra, she will overcome all obstacles.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:25 PM
Sep 2020

Here's a big virtual hug going out to little Cassandra.

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Dem2theMax

(9,536 posts)
28. This is the first thing I've read on DU today.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:48 PM
Sep 2020

And it's the best news possible! Huge smile on my face and happiness in my heart!

I said a lot of prayers, and they will continue. Please keep us updated and let us know when that miracle baby gets to go home with Mom and Dad!

Hugs to all of you!

Yay for Cassandra!

peggysue2

(10,722 posts)
29. Thanks everyone for the continued support
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:52 PM
Sep 2020

As you can well imagine, this outcome is a huge relief. I've contacted the various prayer groups working in Cassandra's behalf, many of whom were waiting on pins and needles for the results. People started calling and texting this morning around 9am; it's been a whirlwind of anxiety and anticipation.

But then, there's the happy, happy result! Everything we could have hoped for this little bit's survival and future life.

I told my son that when Cassandra is old enough to understand, he needs to press the idea that after her rough start there isn't anything she cannot do, cannot conquer.

Looking forward to see who she becomes. Looking forward to that glass of wine I deserve, too.

barbtries

(28,627 posts)
31. I'm so happy to hear it.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:02 PM
Sep 2020

I started to say yesterday that i had a good feeling about this, but then superstition or something made me delete my words. may they have her at home asap and enjoy a long life with a healthy girl!

 

Illumination

(2,458 posts)
32. You must feel a huge sense of relief peggysue2! Would love to hear another update in
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:06 PM
Sep 2020

72 hours! Sending healing prayers for you & yours...

intheozone

(1,098 posts)
33. So happy for you and your family. She does sound like a fighter!
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:09 PM
Sep 2020

Best wishes for a long, healthy life for her.

LisaM

(27,710 posts)
40. Thank you for letting us know.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:36 PM
Sep 2020

It's easy to say - from a virtual distance - that these surgeries are common and have a good success rate, but it's very different when it's your family and your experience. I hope she lives a long and healthy life after this.

sarge43

(28,926 posts)
42. Great news. Most welcome
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:54 PM
Sep 2020

Keeping Baby Cassandra and all who love in my thoughts.

She is going to be fine, Nan. I know you can't wait to spoil her.

gademocrat7

(10,589 posts)
44. Thank you for the update,peggysue2!
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:57 PM
Sep 2020

Great news. Will continue to keep Baby Casandra, you and her parents in my prayers. Take care.

drray23

(7,539 posts)
53. great news !
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:35 PM
Sep 2020

i am always amazed at how skilled surgeons are at being able to operate on the heart of a tiny baby and correct congenital defects. Hopefully your granddaughter is out of the woods and has a bright future ahead of her.

dawn5651

(594 posts)
56. yayyy baby cassandra the miracle baby is gonna be one strong little girl and woman....so glad to
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:25 PM
Sep 2020

read this peggysue2

FailureToCommunicate

(13,906 posts)
66. I am so glad my note for you not to worry has come true. I can now tell the
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:28 PM
Sep 2020

rest of the backstory:

When doctors told us our premie son, still in the NICU, had that heart problem, I had to sit down. I had an older sister that never lived beyond a few months old due to that heart condition. That was back in the 1950's.

The doctor looked at my ashen face, and hurriedly added, "Oh this operation is routine now"

I am happy for you, that it all went well for little Cassie.

wendyb-NC

(3,197 posts)
68. That's so good to hear.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:11 PM
Sep 2020

Thank you, peggysue2, for the grateful, heartening update. Let us know how things are going, from time to time. Will continue to send prayers for baby Cassandra, her mom and dad and of course you.

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