Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Surgery is complete

We just talked to the surgeon and he said Mia's surgery went pretty much as expected. He said her pulmonary valve was very narrow. He was able to save her pulmonary valve but in doing so the pressure around her heart is at 70% but he expects it to drop in the next few days. He said a good pressure would be around 40%. If the pressure does not drop he said she would need a pacemaker. My mind will not even go there yet because I am believing that her healing starts NOW! We should be able to see her in the next 20 minutes or so. I am mentally preparing myself for how I will see my little girl. Please continue to keep Mia in your prayers! I am believing for a miraculous recovery for Miss Mia!

10 comments:

Danielle said...

I am praying for your strength when you see Mia for the first time. Continue to remind yourself her condition has been fixed and she will heal quickly into a happy and healthy little girl!

Shannon said...

Yahoo!!!!!!!! Now the helaing begins!!! I am praying for PERFECT pressures and a straight forward recovery. Also, praying for perfect peace to fill that ICU room as well as your hearts. Here's to pink little toes & lips!!!!

Sarah said...

Hi Melinda,
Have been out all day but thinking about you and precious Mia and praying for her surgery. So thrilled to see she is through the operation and now her healing can really begin! Great they could save her valve. Ruby has a bovine (cow) valve as hers was too tiny.
Get ready for Mia to have huge appetite when she is up and about!! Ruby has been stacking on weight and had major catch up to do after her surgery in January.
I pray for a speedy recovery and peace for all your family.
Sarah

Carey and Norman said...

Praying for you and Mia. I pray that God works miracles and allows sweet Mia to recover without the need for a pacemaker.

May God continue to give you peace through Mia's recovery!

Sue said...

Melinda,
Im so happy to hear the surgery is over and she did well. Dont worry about how she looks, by tomorrow most all the tubes will be gone. I was in your shoes less than a week ago.
Sue

Leslie Childers said...

So happy to hear the surgery went well. I thought about you and Mia all day. Keep up your strength these next few days. I will continue to pray for her continued healing.

Melissa said...

I'm praying for you all!

What a miracle little Mia is and a blessing she is able to receive the family & medical care she desperately needed to live a long, beautiful life.

Hugs to you during this really hard time as a parent (I'll be there myself in the few weeks), it's so difficult to see your child go through what they must.

Melissa

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from West MI. The next 2 days will be the hardest and then it gets easier. I promise. Let the healing BEGIN!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for a speedy recovery and know God's work in Mia is perfection. Even though we are miles apart you and your family our in our hearts. We love you and have faith that Mia will be home soon running and playing with her brothers.

Love, Aunt Diana, Uncle Paul, & Briana

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

Just read thru your blog, it's been awhile since I have taken the time to read my bloggy friends blogs. It was great to catch up! Mia is just so sweet. I'm sorry that she has had such a difficult recovery. I will be praying for a turn-around and healing. She will amaze you!! :)