Cardiologist Time

This month is an important month for our sweet Hannah.  This month she has officially been home with our family longer than she was in China.  It feels like she has been with us for a very long time, and it is still hard for me to accept the reality that she lived so much of her early life without us.  I grieve the precious time that we missed with her, but celebrate that she is ours forever more.

This month we also went back for her check-up with her cardiologist.  I was pretty nervous going into that appointment.  I know that at some point we are going to find out that surgery is now inevitable, which means that I will be filled with apprehension each and every time we go.

The overall good news is that she does not have to have surgery now.  She has a leaky pulmonary valve (which we knew), a leaky aortic valve (which we did not know), and now some enlarged vessels in her heart from the back flow of blood.

So, we continue to watch her.  She can continue to grow bigger and stronger before she has to have surgery again.  We can breathe a sigh of relief, even if only until next time.

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3 Responses to Cardiologist Time

  1. Teri says:

    Thinking of you and your sweet Hannah as she gets stronger each day!

  2. Amy says:

    Look at your brave sweet girl! God will give you both the strength you need when that time comes. Praying she continues to grow stronger with each day!

  3. Megan Powell says:

    Your baby girl is getting so big! I pray for Hannah that her body will continue to grow strong and that she will be able to heal from any surgeries that she will have in the future.
    I still think so fondly of our time in China together. That trip out to Puyang was so wonderful and so stressful at the same time. So glad to have our girls home.

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