# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# 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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#### Trailrider1951

(3,392 posts)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)🌸😺🎉?️🎠👶🦚🌺🐬💕🦋🐦🌷🏖🤸?♀️🍀🌞

#### Hekate

(89,559 posts)Continued best wishes

#### malaise

(266,624 posts)#### livetohike

(21,991 posts)that she will continue to improve .

#### Nevilledog

(50,019 posts)#### leftyladyfrommo

(18,728 posts)#### niyad

(110,737 posts)strength for Baby Cassandra. And continued vibes for strength and courage for you, her loving family.

#### Bettie

(15,875 posts)hopefully, she will continue to improve!

#### Spazito

(49,497 posts)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!

#### Leith

(7,796 posts)All the best to all of you.

#### PatrickforO

(14,463 posts)And wishing a complete success to the surgery.

#### llashram

(6,261 posts)may her blessings be many...

#### nolabear

(41,824 posts)❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

#### Midnight Writer

(21,274 posts)#### madashelltoo

(1,681 posts)Continued healing for baby girl. Thank God!

#### democrank

(10,989 posts)Welcomed news about Baby Cassandra. Take good care~

#### people

(597 posts)Wonderful, wonderful news!

#### Lonestarblue

(9,652 posts)Please keep us posted on Cassandra’s progress. She’s a DU baby now!

#### RMVet

(25 posts)And there's a lot of love for her on this forum. I can feel it. I know others can too ❤.

#### SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)Ty, PeggySue! 💗💗💗

#### Fla Dem

(23,123 posts)Here's a big virtual hug going out to little Cassandra.

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#### Illumination

(2,458 posts)#### tblue37

(64,448 posts)#### rurallib

(62,272 posts)#### MLAA

(16,961 posts)#### Karadeniz

(21,911 posts)#### Efilroft Sul

(3,565 posts)#### hamsterjill

(15,164 posts)Thanks for the update. Go, baby, go!!!!

#### Dem2theMax

(9,536 posts)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)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.

#### Illumination

(2,458 posts)#### stillcool

(32,626 posts)I am so flipping happy for you, and yours. Have a sip for me...

#### electric_blue68

(14,297 posts)to keep her on a healthy path. 🙂

#### barbtries

(28,627 posts)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)72 hours! Sending healing prayers for you & yours...

#### intheozone

(1,098 posts)Best wishes for a long, healthy life for her.

#### crickets

(25,834 posts)Way to go, Baby Cassandra! 💖

#### redwitch

(14,909 posts)Come on baby girl!

#### dlk

(11,281 posts)Please keep us updated with her progress.

#### lillypaddle

(9,580 posts)#### LisaM

(27,710 posts)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.

#### Demsrule86

(67,954 posts)#### sarge43

(28,926 posts)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.

#### H2O Man

(73,021 posts)Recommended.

Crying can be a Good Thing.

#### gademocrat7

(10,589 posts)Great news. Will continue to keep Baby Casandra, you and her parents in my prayers. Take care.

#### murielm99

(30,548 posts)#### LymphocyteLover

(5,533 posts)#### GeoWilliam750

(2,519 posts)#### LiberalBrooke

(527 posts)#### TygrBright

(20,694 posts)#### Tess49

(1,570 posts)#### MoonRiver

(36,926 posts)Baby Cassandra, you go girl!!!

#### drray23

(7,539 posts)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.

#### wryter2000

(45,966 posts)Looking forward to them

#### Dem_in_Nebr.

(299 posts)I will keep your family in my heart.

#### dawn5651

(594 posts)read this peggysue2

#### Freedomofspeech

(4,216 posts)So happy for Baby Cassandra and family!

#### bluestarone

(16,358 posts)#### TomSlick

(10,942 posts)Thanks be to God in the highest.

#### warmfeet

(3,321 posts)Keep it going baby Cassandra! The struggle is worth it.

#### spanone

(135,388 posts)#### Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)May you enjoy dancing at her wedding when the time comes!

#### sprinkleeninow

(20,067 posts)#### Meowmee

(5,164 posts)#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,906 posts)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.

#### Cha

(294,438 posts)#### wendyb-NC

(3,197 posts)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.

#### MustLoveBeagles

(11,499 posts)That must be a huge weight off your shoulders. Sending you a virtual hug.

#### Heartstrings

(7,349 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,735 posts)#### NoRoadUntravelled

(2,626 posts)#### diverdownjt

(698 posts)#### Fortinbras Armstrong

(4,473 posts)#### blogslut

(37,921 posts)I'm so glad your little fighter is on the mend!