After almost of week of one piece of bad news after another regarding little Gracie Jean, there is finally a glimmer of dawn in the distance.
After several false starts and reschedules today, this afternoon they finally operated.
A doctor came out to the family hours after the noon start and delivered the following news:
This was the most drastic and elaborate surgery the team had ever done on someone so young. (apparently trying to patch something is harder then a “simple” replacement.)
She almost immediately began to pink up.
Her heart is now beating on its own.
Her fight is by no means over, she has mountains yet to climb (to add to her difficulties it was discovered she had somehow contracted Ecoli in her bloodstream before the surgery) but for the first time since her birth...
They are talking about the path of surgeries that will be needed over the next 3+ years. Before tonight, 3+ DAYS were longer then anyone dared to plan.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers... please continue to keep her and our family in mind. No one will ever be able to convince me that prayer, no matter the direction, doesn't perform miracles.
Here's to hoping life will begin to settle into some semblance of normality over the next few days.
I am beginning to believe there will be a time when I can explain to an exacerbated teenager exactly WHY she has to deal with dozens of family members hovering.
Barring any drastic changes, I am going to go back to normal blogging in the morning, but I will keep you all posted.
Thank you from the depths of my and my families heart.