Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some answers....

Mia had another repeat ultrasound of her diaphragm this afternoon and it has indeed been injured during the surgery. Not the best of news but I did breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this is the reason her left lung continues to collapse after being extubated. Tommorow while placing the pacemaker they will also repair the diaphragm with is a "fairly minor procedure". No procedure feels "minor" at this point with all that she has been through. The surgeon also said he does not think that she will need a pacemaker long term and that he really feels that her heart will eventually find its rhythm. The surgeon will also check the pressure in her heart due to the pulmonary stenosis. If there is a high pressure he will need to do another open heart procedure to reduce the pressure. He does not expect to have to do this but it is a possibility.

Once again please continue to keep praying for Mia. Please pray for a miraculous recovery for our little girl so she can go home and start her "new" life!

27 comments:

Danielle said...

The news sounds positive. I am confident once her pacemaker is in and her diaphragm has been fixed she will begin her path to a healthy recovery. I can't wait to see her again and see her smile :)

Sarah said...

Praying for a speedy and full recovery for Mia, for minimal surgeries and for peace and rest for you too, I'm sure you are beyond exhausted. Hang in there =)
Love to all~

Sarah

Wendy said...

She has already started her new life Melinda or she wouldn't be having this life saving surgery, albeit with a bend in the road. I see a light and its not that incoming train!! Continuing hugs and prayers just up the road.
Wendy

Kim K. said...

I'm glad you have some answers on Mia's diaphragm. We're still praying for a speedy and full recovery. Hang in there, Melinda. You've been on my mind constantly.

Shanna said...

We are certainly believing God's Word along side you for Mia's complete recovery. What a journey she has had! What a resilent little girl.....

Shanna and Billy

Melissa said...

What an ordeal this has been, I know you are just overwhelmed with so much emotion watching her go through all this. Leah and I have been saying prayers every night for baby Mia and will continue to have her and your family in our thoughts. Hugs to you!
Melissa

Pamela said...

Praying for the surgery to go well. My thoughts are constantly on Mia and everytime I think of her, I pray for God's divine healing. Praying for His presence to surround you and Mia as you go through another surgery. HUGS to you.

Anonymous said...

Melinda, I didn't realize I can leave a message on here so I have been leaving them on FB. =) I have been thinking of you guys and praying so much for all of you! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out with the boys!! I will be praying for Mia during her procedure tomorrow and will be looking forward to updates. Hang in there and rely on your faith....
Love you,
Bev

Shelley said...

Praying for your sweet Mia, the doctors as they operate, and your family as you wait. I am thankful the doctors feel so positive about the outcome.

Lisa said...

Praying that everything goes well during surgery and praying for strength for you and your family as you continue to ride this roller coaster ride you have been on.

Jared, Dani, Roman and Ellie said...

We are praying for Mia and your whole family. This has been a hard road to travel. Sometimes we have to face the challenges head on to find the true joy in the life ahead. Mia is going to pull through this and then be the sweet, lovable little girl you held in your arms for the first time just a short while ago. Please wrap Mia in your love and reminder her that we all care so deeply for her. Whisper in her ear that Ellie wants to come play.

Shannon said...

Melinda,
We are praying for you!!! I am also glad that you have some answers and that they can address those issues all at once. I'm praying for great wisdom and accuracy as they fix these things. Your little girl WILL be up and dancing soon...then we need to Skype so Mia and Georgia can dance together!!!!!
hugs to you

Carey and Norman said...

Sorry to hear that Mia will have to undergo surgery, but I am thankful that you have answers and that the doctors will be able to perform surgery to help Mia recover and return to her normal self. Again, we are praying for Miss Mia and your family. May God continue to give you strength and peace.

Praying for you.....

Georgia's grandma (Julie) said...

please know you are in our hearts and prayers as you are on this challenging journey. May God's loving and comforting arms hold you close.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Mia now. From a friend of Shannon's, Lerah

Aaron and Erica said...

Praying...

Heather Hisatomi said...

We are sending our prayers to you, your family and especially to Mia! I hope tomorrow's procedures begin an easier time for all of you. We'll be thinking of you and wishing you peace during her surgery. Take good care, Heather (Shannon Miller's sister in Seattle, WA)

Amy said...

praying for Mia and your family.

Amy
in Seattle

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm friends of Shannon and Doug Miller. I will keep your family and Mia's health...and surgeon/surgical team in my prayers.

God bless you,
Elizabeth Mills

Randy and Staci said...

Praying for Mia and for her tired mama and family. Hang in there!

Wife of the Pres. said...

It is clear your strength is from our Father, and that is right where He desires all of us to be.

I never knew God to be more real than when we walked through a dark and long valley last year. As I am remembering the journey we found ourselves on this time last year, I am also reminded of how BIG God is.

You are so right that we can't see the big picture, but He can. Trusting Him with one of our children … well that is real faith. We want to believe we know what is best for them. But He loves them infinitely more than even we do, because He created them and has a plan for their lives: a future and a hope.

Ephesians 3:19-21

Love and Prayers for Mia and her Mommy

Leslie Childers said...

If He brings you to it..... He will bring you through it. Keep your faith. ~Leslie

Lisa said...

We are here in Ohio, praying for your precious girl. My brother and sister-in-love have three wonderful children, with two having been brought home from China. "Dear Father...please bless Mia and her family, especially her Mom right now. Let her physically feel your strong arms around her, sharing your love with her, and the knowledge that YOU know the beginning from the end. We trust you. A-men."

David and Sarah said...

Praying for your little girl.
Blessings,
Sarah

Ann Trubey said...

Melinda,
So thankful that you have answers to what is going on with Mia. I will continue to pray for her and for you and your family. There's no way to know why God has you in this place, but I pray you will see His glory in the midst of this, somewhere...a little glimpse of what He is doing...He is right there in the middle of it all and hasn't left you or Mia, even though it may feel that way at times.

AlyAbox said...

Praying for your precious Mia.
Praying for quick and complete healing. Blessings to you all

Anonymous said...

We are certain that God is guiding the surgeon's hands today. Our prayers are for all who have been touched by Mia's presence. May God give you strength in the time of doubt, and may His light penetrate any darkness that would try to shadow His work in Mia. God Bless.

Love, Diana, Paul, & Briana
P.S. We are excited to see you next week!