Sunday, December 23, 2007

POST SURGERY UPDATE!

Well, Kaidence looks great. They have to keep sedating her because she tries to kick and play. She looks great and all of her vitals and labs look awesome. They seem very surprised at how great all of the numbers look. They keep saying "Did someone forget to tell her that she just had a big surgery and heart transplant?" We are so grateful that we can now look to the future. Thanks for all of your love and support.

10 comments:

Mike & Rebecca said...

Shauntelle, it was nice to get to talk to you tonight, I'm glad that things are positive and all the labs look great. Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Mike

Kaye said...

Dear Shauntelle, Mike & Family,
Wow! What a great Christmas Gift! We are excited for you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and the donor Family. We hope that you continue to have a great Christmas and the Best 2008! Love Always,
The Kevin Ogden Family

Jack's Family said...

How exciting! We are so glad that she is doing so well. Your family will continually be in our prayers.
Merry Christmas, Darren and Sarah

Kaye said...

Dear Shauntelle, Mike & Family,
Wow! What a great Christmas Gift! We are excited for you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and the donor Family. We hope that you continue to have a great Christmas and the Best 2008! Love Always,
The Kevin Ogden Family

Wendy said...

There's just too much joy in that little heart to feel like she just came out of surgery. Bless her little heart - literally! Have a wonderful Christmas Mike, Shauntelle, McCaden, Camden, Kaidence and all your loved ones.

Debbie said...

This story came from Carters Blog. I'm sure that it express how every parent must feel when they are dealing with a heart child. I am so grateful to the Dr. at Primary Children's. With our Heavenly Fathers help they are truly miracle workers.
One day my world came crashing down,I'll never be the same.They told me that my child was sick.I thought, "am I to blame"?I don't think I can handle this.I am really not that strong.It seemed my heart was breaking.I have loved him for so long.I will not give up on this child.I will listen to your advice.I will give my child any chance.No matter what the price.I will learn all that I need to help my child thrive.I'll even use that feeding tube.My child must survive!Will he need a lot of therapy?Will he gain the needed weight?Please God, help me do this.I will accept our fate.When the monitors beep at night, it serves as my reminder.How many parents would love that sound.Tomorrow I will be kinder.As another Angel earns his wings,I run to my child's bed.I watch him sleep for quite a while.I bend down and kiss his head.I cry for the parents whose hearts have been broken.I look to You wondering why?Oh Lord, I just can't know your ways....no matter how I try.And yet, I trust you hold his life, and guide us through each day.My mind says savor each moment he's here,but my heart begs, "PLEASE let him stay"!From pacing the surgical waiting room, to sitting by his bed.From wishing for a good nights sleep, to learning every med.From wondering, "will he be alright?", to watching him reach out his hands.With every smile my heart just melts, despite life's harsh demands.For all who see that faded line.I look to them and smile.You see my child is loved so much.I would face ANY trial.That scar I trace with my finger (It's the door to his beautiful heart).God must have known how much I'd love him (Just as He loved him from the start).A heart mom is always a heart mom.Now wise beyond her years.For those who have angels in heaven,Our hearts share in all of your tears.Every day I will try and remember,I was chosen for him (and no other).I will always embrace that beautiful day.......When I became a "Heart Mother".

Darlene said...

I had to log in and read your blog before going to bed. I am so amazed with your family you are an inspiration to me. Your faith and testimonies have been so strong through this whole experience. I know the Lord has been with you all the way. We are so blessed to have this knowledge. Keep up the good work Kaidence your are a fighter.
Love, Darlene

Traci said...

I am so happy for you guys. This is such a wonderful Christmas present for your family. And yes, we will put the donor family in our prayers. This brings back all the emotions that I had when Mikayla received her heart and was able to be taken off her BiVads. I am so happy for you. I am glad that it's the "perfect heart" for Kaidence.
It won't be long until you get to be home with all of your family now.
Congratulations and all of you are in our prayers.
Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2008.
Traci and Mikayla

carolyn q said...

It was so great to visit with you and Mike last night.
I am so thrilled that she is doing great. Before you know it, she will be home and getting into things.
Merry Christmas & Hugs,
Carolyn

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