Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UPDATE #5

Well, the break in between updates was a little too long for me. It's official, Kaidence has the first Berlin Heart in Utah. She did excellent. They said that the surgery went very smooth. She has already come off the heart/lung bypass without any problems. They will wait for the 2 hours in the OR to see how the right heart does and make sure the bleeding is under control. If she needs the other side done then they will do so. We feel so blessed that this opportunity came to our family. I cannot begin to tell you how wrong a heart transplant felt for Kaidence over the last few weeks. Nobody could understand where I was coming form. Dr. Everritt told us today that the first day she was listed that a heart offer came but it was passed by because it was poor quality. She has been surprised that there has not been any offer since. I know that it is because this is what was meant for our little girl at this time. She has paved the way for many others and we are so proud of her. Stay tuned!

13 comments:

Joni said...

Amazing!

Erin said...

What a blessing! You will remain in our prayers. Congrats!
The oscarsons

Lori said...

Way to go Kaidence! Wonderful news for Kaidence and your family. We are thinking of and praying for you. Stay strong Kaidence, we are all pulling for you.
Lori

carolyn q said...

My heart and soul is doing the happy dance. I pray this gives her heart the rest it needs so she can have a full recovery.
(((HUGS))),
Carolyn

Shand said...

AWSOME!!! WE LOVE YOU KAIDENCE!!!

Spencer and Becky Wertz said...

That is wonderful. We are so happy for Kaidence. What an amazing kid

Dixie said...

Way to Go Kaidence. I knew you had a strong will, and could do it. I am so greatful for a loving Father in Heaven. Love, Aunt Dixie

shericelarsen said...

We have been thinking about you all week. Please know of our love for you and your family. God Bless!!!
The Larsen's

Wendy said...

YAHOO!!! Joy! Miracles! What a little fighter!

Kinder family said...

This is so wounderful to hear. I never thought once that you were crazy to think that a heart transplant was not for Kaidence. You are her mother, a mother knows when somthing just is not right for her child. Your faith is amazing! I just also wanted to tell you that your boys are getting so big and they are so cute! I was up at sherice's house when they were dropped off. McCaden was telling us that his sis was having surgery, and in his own little way he explained the 2 new tubes. Then he said his doll has the samethings on it so he would know what they were.It was so cute. Camden is getting so big too, wow.smart boys too. Our prayers will always be with you and your family. Kaidence you keep fighting and know there are alot of people out there that love you.
Love Jill

Darlene said...

How wonderful our prayers have been answered. I am so proud of your family. You have been an inspiration to all of us. Your faith is so strong. I will continue my prayers for little sweet Kaidence. What a wonderful day!
Love, Darlene

Judith said...

Wonderful news! My tears (happy ones) and prayers are with you and your family, especially sweet little Kaidence and her doctors and nurses today and every day.

Caroline, Alan, and Abby said...

Yay! We have been checking all day to stay updated! What a blessing.