Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Abby's appointment and an update on surgery.

Abby had an appointment at Primary Children's yesterday, December 19, 2011.

We have been concerned about a couple of things here at home.  Oxygen levels have been decreasing the last 6-8 weeks.  Abby has been really tired and frequently staying home from school due to being tired rather than sickness. All of this was more noticeable to us after seeing her so 'pink' and with so much energy and joy over the summer and beginning of the school year.  It has been so fun these last few months to watch her be enthused about life!  (and is heart wrenching to see her struggling again)

It is apparent that we will need to have her heart surgery sooner than later.  We talked about several options, but feel best about the following:  We will send her back to the cath lab and see if there is anything that we can do that will help her.  If there is, we will do it.  Hopefully, this will allow her to be 'healthier' and happier for the next  months or so and most importantly, keep her able to be going to school through this school year.

Then, (and this could change depending on what is determined from the cath lab)  we will schedule her  heart surgery for this summer.  All are in agreement that while it is not 'an emergency', it is time. (Frankly, I would rather not get to the 'emergency' stage thank you very much!) This should be the final surgery that Abby will need.  So, while it is indeed a 'big' deal - we are mostly feeling content and happy for our sweet Abigail to almost be done. :)



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with Abigail...little Abby for healing and peace, courage, and strength especially to be there for Abby.
May Heavenly Father's blessings be in abundance for you all.
~Jan Tully

FIONA said...

HI SUMMER IM SORRY THAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING THROUH THIS,I HOPE THATS EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT JUST FINE,WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS

Bry and Rach said...

Thank you for the update. Love, prayers and happy thoughts your way! It was great to see you guys!!!

Jared and Steph said...

Oh my gosh, your girls are so stinkin cute! I appreciate the update and will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. You guy are awesome and we so need to see each other sometime soon. So sad we got sick and couldn't meet up over Thanksgiving. Love you guys!

Koreen said...

Thank you so much for the update! We think of Abby often. What a trooper! Both of the girls are SO adorable!

Julie Wilkerson said...

I didn't realize she was struggling again. I haven't opened my emails for the last few days or I would of put her name on the prayer roll in the Temple yesterday. Please give her a big kiss on the nose for me. She is my hero!!!

The Hainsworths said...

Sure love that Abby! Love her support team too! Prayers are going out for you all.

scottishrose45 said...

Summer, you are my hero. Seriously, you always were, even ten years ago in China. But now? You're amazing. And I will definitely be keeping Abby in my thoughts and prayers. Your girls are both beautiful.