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.
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!
Profile InformationName: Peg
Hometown: New Jersey
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About peggysue2Retired writer/editor, avid reader, political junkie, Mom to grown kids and endlessly kid-like puppies and Nan to our sweet Cassandra.
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