Nov 10, 2008

a GREAT Heart

Dr. Cohen said that Mia's hear is great. Not ok, and not good, but she got a great heart. The doctors have all said that it looks like a good stong heart. They had a relatively easy time prepping her as well because there was such little scar tissue from the hypbrid procedure that had been done.

We are waiting in her room for her now. She should be another 20 minutes or so. They are sewing up her chest cavity, which isn't typical. Normally the chest is actually left open due to swelling. The space where they took out Mia's over sized heart has lots of extra room since her heart now is substantially smaller. We are so relieved and so excited!

30 comments:

Brimaca said...

Yay Yay Yay!!! I have been teary-eyed and shaking since I found your email and hour ago. I also sent everyone I know an email and added some things to my blog about it. I am just so relieved and so happy for you and for precious Mia.

aj said...

Amazing :)

Our prayers will continue for Mia!! Sweet little thing!

Rachel said...

This is just too great for words!! I am so happy for all of you. We love you!!

Dennis, Crystal and Audrey said...

YEAH MIA ! Congrats you guys. We love you. I have been at my computer all day checking this thing a million times and I am sure I am not the only one!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

Great news!!! Kaidence came back as well with her chest closed which is great because it is one less thing to have to worry about having exposed to infection. I guess that is one of the blessings about our kids having such "big hearts." We are happy for you.

Julie said...

Oh to see your faces when they bring her back to you! Such a miracle! Such a blessing! Love you!

Clenece said...

What a blessing! I can't wait to hear the updates!

babydrew said...

MIMI
I AM SOOOO HAPPY TO HEAR THE WONDERFUL NEWS. I CAN'T IMAGINE THE WIEGHT THAT MUST BE LIFTED. BABY MIA IS A STRONG LITTLE GIRL AND WILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE PRAYING. THANKS BE TO GOD!

Princess Pookie said...

wooooohooooo....ah....huh.....alright! I'm doing the Mia heart dance which includes versions of the running man, sprinkler and roger rabbit! Go Mia Go! Go Mia Go!

Erin said...

OH Mimi that is the best news ever! I am so excited for you to see your new little sweet 'heart'. Thanks for keeping us posted....I just can't get enough!

Katie said...

A strong heart for a strong little girly! What a perfect combination!!! Again, so thrilled for you and can't wait for her to be home again with her precious big brother and sister! What happy days to look forward to for your family. Thanks for all the updates too...I'm basically pacing in my kitchen around the computer, waiting for your next post! Ha! (Just a tad bit excited!)

Hill Family said...

God sure does work miracles! I can't imagine all the emotions you are going thru...Your family will only be stronger because of this! I am so glad your long wait has finally come to fruition. Your sweet family is so loved!!!

We Love You,
The Hill Family :)

Lyndsey said...

Hi, I am a friend of Rebeccas...i am so excited for your family. You all inspire many of us! congrats, you are very blessed

Sheri said...

So wonderful. That is such great news! Love you guys so much!!

Simmons Family: said...

I am thrilled for you!! I can't wait to see pictures of the new PINK Mia!!

Andrea

Riley Family said...

Hurray for Baby Mia! Hurray for you, Mimi and John! And Hurray for the Lord in blessing all of you!!!

Peg said...

Dear Mimi and John,
This is Cindy Eaglin's Mom again. We can't begin to express our joy for you. We will continue to pray for you all.

The Hands said...

I have been following your blog as I have a heart baby too. I am so happy for Mia's new chance at life. May the road ahead bring you joy and not pain.
Angie

Jennifer said...

At my enrichment committee meeting this morning we were all talking about your sweet family and how excited we are all for you! Your family has touched the hearts of so many. You have truly blessed all of our hearts with your trials of getting Mia a new one. Congratulations!!!! I can't wait for another update!

mom in iowa said...

Answered Prayers!!
I am teary eyed as I write this. I couldn't believe my eyes as I read the BEAUTIFUL words that Mia's heart looks GREAT. At first I was shocked and confused (as I obviously missed the earlier post that a new heart was coming), but when I realized what it meant, tears welled in my eyes.
I am so, so, SO happy for you guys. I pray for an easy recovery for Mia and that she will be able to go home to be with her family SOON.

Amanda-The Family News! said...

YAY!!! That is such wonderful news! I have blogged about this and am going to do an update now! I am so overjoyed at where things stand - this is wonderful!!!!

jayna said...

I feel like I've been holding my breath all morning and now I can breathe a little easier...I know that relief won't come for you guys until she is home in your arms, healthy and safe and thriving. The Lord has truly answered prayers here!! Go baby Mia!!

April said...

Hooray!

Steven and Whitney said...

Give Mia a huge kiss for me when you see her.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Teagan's Aunt in Az. I just read you blog.I'm so happy for you & your new heart. God is soo good. May he continue to bless your family.
Karen Recker.

Allie said...

Wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said?! I, along with everyone else, has been checking your blog every hour for updated information! No sense in rambling on!! I'll continue thinking and praying for you. My husband doesn't know you but he was so excited this morning when I told him! I can't even fathom the total number of lives your beautiful family has touched!

Beth said...

Words cannot express how happy I am for you and little Mia. I am so glad everything is going "great". Our prayers have been answered.

The Eggett Family said...

I am SO elated!! What a blessing, so many answered prayers!! She deserves a "GREAT"
heart! Thanks for all the updates. Keep them coming.

The Transplant Maniac said...

YES!!!

Mia, as well as your whole family, will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. This is fantastic news, and we share in your joy and elation. What an answer to prayer, and it's wonderful to know that Mia's heart will now be as strong as she's had to be until now.

God bless you all, and we'll continue to check back for updates!

katie said...

So many prayers answered!!!