Once Upon A Prayer

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Heart Catheterization tomorrow!!!

Who knew that when the cardiologist came to tell me this morning that Lily will have a heart catheterization tomorrow, it would absolutely MAKE MY DAY!  Just the thought of a heart cath used to scare me into a tizzy.

The good news is that tomorrow, the surgeon will create a hole in Lily's heart that will hopefully relieve the pressure that is causing her to lose 1,000 ml of fluid from her chest tubes everyday.  Originally, they wanted Lily to be cleared from her C-diff bacterial infection first, but that has only gotten worse over the past week.  Lily is now having bloody diarrhea even on the two antibiotics.  
This infection is nasty!  

The bad news is that the reason they are bumping up her heart cath is because Lily has developed new pockets of fluid outside of her lungs that are not being drained by the chest tubes.  Lily is out of breath and coughs every time she tries to speak. During the heart cath, the surgeons will also drain all of the extra pockets of fluid that have formed outside of Lily's lungs.

this is the solution to Lily's problem.

Now faith is being sure of what we HOPE for 
and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1


  1. Hoping with you all today and everyday, Emily and Jacques! God bless you and that sweet child! So glad that tomorrow will be the cath!!!

  2. We are praying this is the answer that is needed to heal your sweet girl!

  3. Praying for Lily, and guidance and wisdom for the doctors!"

    Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
    ~Matthew 19:26

  4. Praying that everything will go as planned.

  5. Praying for Lily and you,Emily, as you watch and wait. Funny how a heart cath can almost feel routine in light of everything else...