Thursday, March 12, 2009

Little Ems!

Things are moving along after a minor set back with the RSV. We have had to push things back a few weeks, because they wouldn't sedate her, or do surgery within 6 weeks of an RSV diagnosis. The new dates are set and now its all too real. Emily will go into Primary Children's Medical Center for her sedated echo cardiogram on April 6th. The surgeons will use this echo as a map of Emily's heart to see details of the hole so they know exactly where/how to repair it. Her surgery date is set for April 16th. We will meet with the surgeon the day before when we do all her pre-op stuff. The recovery is said to last anywhere for 4-8 days on average. We are glad to have dates set and know that it will all be done soon and she will be on her way to a healthy life! No more medicines to make her puke, no more super fatty formulas that make her gag, no more Synagis shots every 28 days, less doctor appointments/calls, calmer parents! :) Thanks to everyone who cares so much! Love you all!!

8 comments:

Kevin and Eliza said...

I hope all goes well and as planned. I sure hope little Emily heals quickly after her surgery. May the Lord continue to bless your family!

Annie said...

I am still sad about the delay, but I know it is for the best. We have to do what is best for Emily, despite my desire to "have surgeries together" and meet up at PCMC! :)
I just know Emily is going to do great. Soon this will all be behind you.....a good story.
Talking to you and reading your posts have brought back SO many memories of Allie's 9 1/2 month "life before surgery" (medicine, puke, fatty formula, Synagis, weight checks, Dr calls/appts, hospital stays, sedated echos etc etc etc) And the best part is......look at Allie now!!! :) Life after open-heart is good. (Unfortunately I can't say "Life after surgery")
Emily is such a sweet little darling.There's something special about little girls who endure what she is going through. I can't WAIT to meet her! (I'll be in touch soon about that!)
PS Sorry for my lengthy comment! :)

The Isoms said...

Hope all goes well. She'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

The Hansens said...

can't wait for this to be over for you guys, and little Em to be healthy! Love ya and thinking about you lots!

grandma johnson said...

Soo what will you do when this is all over and there's nothing to worry about anymore?? Ya right, just kiddin. What a relief it will be. We are all praying for your peace and comfort and for Emily's speedy recovery. See ya soon

jaustin said...

We love you guys and were going to fast for you on those days, your in our hearts and prayers!

Chris and Lani said...

Oh Lons I hope all goes well. Your in my prayers. Chris mailed your books on Friday. Did you get them yet? Sorry I had them for so long. If you don't get them please let me know so I can replace them.

Love ya!

Tim and Sandy said...

Oh my, the incredibly cute familyl...I love that top pic! What wonderful news of Emily's surgery to have scheduled and planned. We will be praying for her. I can't believe how big these little gals are already, wow. And, the pics of them holding hands is incredible!