Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Post Open Heart Surgery

13 years ago today...the picture of health!




(Thank you, Eleanor, for reminding me!  I can't believe I forgot!)

~  Patty  ~

13 comments:

  1. Yay Ester! Thanking God for the gift of YOU today, Ester.

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  2. Such a pretty young lady! Such a miracle!

    Our little neighbor (she is a twin) had open heart surgery in early July. It was very similar to Esther's -- she had two holes, but they waited until she was two as they were hopeful they would close. But she was suffering from the effects and they did it. She recovered so quickly the doctors said it was remarkable. Her parents call it a miracle of prayer.

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  3. Hi Patty! Wow, what a witness to God for his mercies! Congratulations to Ester, and to you as well. I'm sure the memories of worry and relief are very fresh, even after all these years.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  4. Hi Patty! funny...MaryKate just mentioned, out of the blue, that Ester has heart check-ups "just like me!" I think we are due for another check up soon. Thank you Jesus for pediatric cardiologists! :)

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  5. Happy Heart Day! Ester's surgery was 2days before the Assumption of Our Lady; Sam's was two days after the Assumption. Sunday, 17th will be his third "Heart Day". He had surgery at 5 months, how old was Ester when she had hers? I have looked through your archives but can't see. Praying a thanksgiving for all those wonderful paediatric cardiac surgeons and consultants!

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    1. So did Miss E...at five months old.

      Happy heart day to you Sam! Amazing, 3 of them.

      I just met a mom on FB last evening who has a teen son named Sam, who has also had a few surgeries. They are from Evanston, Il. He is having some serious health issues right now and they would love extra prayers!

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  6. I love that--"Happy heart day"!

    God bless you sweet girl, YOU are a miracle!

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  7. Patty, I will pray for the other Sam. Btw, we usually make heart shaped cakes for Sam's Heart Day, I think the idea came from Kimberley at Pondered in My Heart;she does this for Eliza. It really is like another birthday, a new beginning.

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    1. Thank you for those prayers. I know he and his family will greatly appreciate them.

      Heart shaped cakes...yes! I had one made for Miss E on her first anniversary 12 years ago!! Invited the neighbors over to celebrate. (Our family lived too far away for the little celebration.) It was a heart shaped cake with a bandaid across it made out of fondant. So cute. I've only done it once though. I have a picture of it on my blog if you want to see it in all its cuteness ;) I think if she needed surgery more often as your Sam has, I would definitely be making them more often! God bless your Sam!

      BTW, I wanted to ask you a question about open heart surgery in private. How can I contact you? Thx!

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  8. The bandaid sounds fun! Just to clarify, Sam has only had one surgery and shouldn't need any more, though he was very poorly after his operation with some unforeseen complications; it was touch and go for a while. We make cake every year, it is just a good excuse to shower him with more love and attention and he loves that! I have emailed you with contact details and will try to answer your questions.

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