12 June 2010

Chronological Events of Baby Vance (Truly a miracle)

I have to admit that when I jumped over to Heather's blog and saw these pictures I had to cry. And so did grandpa. (not as much as I) I am pretty much going to copy word for word what Heather has written. All I can say and feel right now is WOW, our FATHER is so GOOD. We are so thankful to see just in 13 days the amazing work our Father in Heaven did with this guy. Here is his first 13 days of life and my oh my has he been blessed. The Lord has brought him through so much. (I realize that truth more and more as I learn of things I wasn't aware of at the time)


Vance really wasn't doing too well. His poor heart was working too hard and he had fluid on his lungs was making it hard to breath. Not much could be done with his heart since doctors still thought it was just a VSD and double outlet. (This will be taken care of soon) But nurses would come and pat his back to help break up the fluid. They also used a CPAP on his nose to blow puffs of air into his lungs. He wasn't eating either as he would just throw it up. They put a small tube down his throat for any fluid to have a place to go so he wouldn't choke.



Heather holding him right before his surgery and right after she was released from another hospital.



Noticed that his feet all the way up to his knees were looking blue so the cardiologist too another look at his heart and found another defect. He called it Hypoplastic aortic arch which his aortic arch was starting to narrow and close. The doctor noticed that his pulmonary artery was too large. That evening an ambulance came and transferred him to UMC for surgery.



The surgeon made a horizontal incision under Vance's left arm for the first surgery.


Going home!!!




17 comments:

Pam said...

Makes me want to cry and then shout for joy all at the same time. Hang in there gramma!

Kim said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!! :) I'm tearing up now! I was so surprised when I came to the last two pictures! Going home already?!?! Our God is so merciful and good! What a beautiful little boy - truly a miracle.

Cinnamon said...

Oh my!! Look at that precious little guy! Adorable. It is so amazing how strong those fragile little bodies are~ Praise the Lord for designing us, this sweet little guy, so wonderfully!!

~Cinnamon

Ruby said...

That is just amazing! He is such a gorgeous dear little fellow! Praise be to God for his goodness and mercy to your family. Great pictures.

Jeannetta said...

Oh what joys and pains all in one package!
He's in my thoughts a lot, I'll keep praying :)

Anonymous said...

what is your daughters blog???

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Oh wow...Praise God!

He is such a sweet little guy. So glad he is all better and home.

Becca said...

Truly touching. There just seems to be a depth in his eyes -- a peace. Thanks for sharing this! Please tell his Mom and Dad that he remains in our prayers! I love the song you're playing for him, too! Great song!!

Chad and Jessica's Family: said...

Thank the Lord. He is so sweet. So happy. I love the las pic at the end.

Jessica

LLJ said...

!!!!!!Thanking God with you!!!!!!!
Precious!!!!

Leanne

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

Beautiful boy, I was glad to see the pictures of him coming home, no tubes and in his own clothes!!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Thank You so much for all your prayers for my hubby and my pregnancy. It means a lot to me. You are so welcome for the prayers for your precious family. I know there is Power In Prayer. I am so glad to read this update and hear he is doing better and will be home soon. Thank You also for my Anniversary wishes. Many Blessings,

The Valentine's said...

Oh my gosh, love that last photo, what an adorable little Grandson you have.
Ali

mommyx12 said...

so cute

dggp said...

Yea. I'm so happy for Vance and Heather. The baby looks so well. We are continuing to pray for him and his next surgery. Please keep us all updated.

Ritsumei said...

Wow! You'd mentioned that this little guy was super sick, but somehow the pictures make the reality of HOW sick he was so much more... real. So glad he's doing better now!

Lorel said...

It really was wonderful to watch Heavenly Father's hand in the life of this little boy and to witness the promises being fulfilled that were given him by his father and grandfather Winsor as they administered to him. When he came into this world he did struggle somewhat with his breathing but I know that angels were there attending to him as the doctors and nurses took care of him. Father was incharge the whole time and there was no doubt of the outcome for this special littl guy. Our family will forever be greatful to our Father and those that took care of him.

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