Thursday, February 12, 2009

FW: Baby Abigail

Here is an update on my little cousin.  Thank you for the update Charlotte.






--- On Tue, 2/10/09,

Subject: Baby Abigail
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 9:24 PM

Hello family, friends and loved ones!

It is time for the latest update on little Miss Pearl. Let me begin by saying that Abigail is such an incredible blessing to our family. She is so much fun and brings incredible joy to our lives. I truly find it hard to now imagine our family without her in it. She is strong, healthy and beautiful. Yes, she remains my high maintenance girl with her little allergy and heart issues, but that's all worth having her with us.

We had her "big" echo- cardiogram yesterday and nothing has changed. All her issues (holes, leaks, etc) remain the same. The goal now is to keep the valve from leaking any more than it currently does. The longer we put off surgery, the more time we allow for things to progress and cause more problems. Two atrial holes will need to be patched and there is  a suspicious area in her ventricular chamber that may also need to be patched. Her cardiologist is recommending that we have the valve repaired and the holes patched within the next month or so. Her case goes to the surgery review board on Monday and we should be getting a call next week with a surgery date. Just before we left, we were told it could be scheduled anytime in the next 1-3 months, depending upon available dates.

We have known since before she was born that this was a possibility. While we have prayed for healing and that surgery would not be necessary, it seems that God isn't finished writing her story. Now, we put our trust in Him to guide the surgeons and physicians treating her and that He would use their talents to perform His healing.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. We love you all so much and thank you for cheering on our sweet Pearl.

I will be in touch with the details as they become available.



  1. I am continuing to keep Abigail in my prayers!

  2. I hope she keeps as well as she can and is ready for surgery whenever it comes. Be thinking of her and you all


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