Monday, June 16, 2008

Lindsay's out of surgery and stable

Sorry for the delay. I didn't have signal in the waiting room, so I couldn't get online. Don, Sue, and I stayed right with Suzie and JR and we didn't want to leave the room. We got updates every hour with the last one being scary. Lindsay had a hard time getting off the heart lung machine and she was also bleeding. The Dr. stayed right with her until the immediate danger was gone. We were informed that the next 24 to 48 hours will be critical.

We all were able to go in to see her in ICU and we were pleased how she looked. She's not too bloated and is eliminating fluid as they want her too.




Lindsay's chest cavity is completely open with clear tape over it. Suzie choose not to show that picture. God has truly blessed our family today. We thank you all for your continued prayers.

25 comments:

jessica jenkins said...

Thanks for the update, we have been going crazy today here at UT&T. We are thinking of all of you and will say a special prayer for Lindsay. Keep your head up, we love you,

Jessica, Ashley and Angie
(your favorite employees)

Buck and Jeannie Oliver said...

Dear family,

We are so glad to hear that Lindsay is out of surgery and stable. Our prayers are with you and Lindsay. She is a beautiful baby girl. Our hearts go out to you during this time. We know this is very hard for you but we know the Lord will be watching over all of you. We will keep watching for your next posting.

Love and prayers,
Buck and Jeannie Oliver

Tina said...

Dear Suzie and Jr,

Just got your moms call, Thank the Lord, I have been a nervous wreck since about 2 pm. Thought we should have heard something by then. She looks great. We will keep good thoughts and prays for her speedy recovery.

Love you all.

Steve and Tina

PS: Called everyone I could think of that would know anything and no one answered.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I am so glad that she is doing well!! We all have our fingers and toes crossed and will keep you in our prayers. Hang in there.

Love,
Amanda, Ryan, Sonora, Maizy, and Owen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Linda. I've been checking every five minutes or so all morning and afternoon (because of the time difference).

We love all of you and wish we could be there with you to help you get through this!

Debbie and Rick

Julie Miles said...

Lindsay looks so good for just coming out of surgery! I'm glad to hear that the fluids are being eliminated like the staff wants! Still praying hard for her and you all these next few days as I know they are the most critical! Thanks for the update, I was checking in nearly hourly to see if there was any news yet but know how it can go with getting internet access in the hospital! LOL

As parents who've been in your shoes, please let us know if there's anything we can do. We're here to talk/listen if you need it.

Heart Hugs,

Julie, Dan & Ethan Miles
www.ethanscottmiles.blogspot.com

Aunt Rhonda said...

Hey Suzie & family,
Tina gave me your web site so I could see your BEAUTIFUL little girl, Lindsay....and she is very BEAUTIFUL...what a little angel....I just want you to know that I'm praying for all of you. Love,
Aunt Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update! I've been checking hourly for anything. God will keep his watch on her for sure. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Hugs, Joe and Sara Dziewicki

Anonymous said...

Dear Suzie and JR, We were so anxious to hear how everything went with Lindsay's surgery. We will continue to pray for Lindsay and for you all. She certainly is a pretty little baby!! Love to you all!

Ron & Sue Van Eyk

Anonymous said...

Ah, Linda...you had a short night and a long day! :) Old friends are the BEST...your phone call was a gift: even if you made the call for yourself, it really helped me.

I prayed all day and am so relieved Lindsay came through the surgery well. Leave it to her to still look absolutely beautiful even after heart surgery! Just keep holding onto each other and loving each other as you wait this out. You all are exactly where you are supposed to be and God and Angel Annabelle are watching over all of you with love, I just know it.

We love you all so much and will keep on praying as long as you need us. Rebecca called this "Miracle Day"...I think that's perfect!

Love, Elaine

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the update. I have been waiting to see how she is doing. Many, many prayers for Lindsay. We are thinking about you.

Peter & Melissa Eldridge said...

What a blessing. We have been hanging on pins and needles all day!!! Keep you spirits up. Our prayers are all for your family. Love,

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear surgery is over and Lindsay is stable. All of you are in my prayers. Hugs and love to all.
Love, Beth Carpenter

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for the age of computers. Thanks for keeping us all updated. So glad to see that your little girl made it out of surgery looking so wonderful. Suzie and JR you did good; she is beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love,
Steve, Missie, Ali and Bay

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Lindsay is out of surgery - we've all been thinking of you and praying throughout the day. The pictures show just how beautiful your little angel is, too. Beautiful and strong - just like her mother!!! (and grandma and dad too, of course). Thanks for keeping us all posted. You are loved.

Shannon and Brian

Aimee said...

So glad to hear that Lindsay made it safely through surgery. I thought about you guys all day today. What a blessing to have family with you to help you through all of this. We'll continue to pray for you as she goes through these next few days. Little girls are fighters and I'm sure beautiful little Lindsay has lots of fight in her. Hang in there.

Aimee Gillespie

Jen said...

Like so many others, I have been checking all day to see how Lindsay is doing. I am glad she is out of surgery and is stable. Stay strong.

Jen Hnilo

Anonymous said...

thanks for all of the quick updates. we were so glad to hear thaty lindsay is stable and out of surgery. the pictures are great, i really can see parts of both of her proud big brothers.

wesaw family

Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle said...

A Miracle Day indeed! Lindsey looks so beautiful! We are praying for stability and vitals to improve over the next critical recovery time.
Try to get some sleep and know that she is in the best hands right now.
God is so good & hears our prayers!
Heart hugs~ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO LINDSEY! KEEP ON FIGHTING! (Retta's friend Mary)

colquitt5 said...

I am so grateful that the surgery went well. Our prayers are with you all. Good job little Lindsay, you are a strong, tender sweet spirit. Keep on Fighting!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lindsey Your Aunt Retta was crying at work for you tonite, I told her not to cry to celebrate you, and your life. You have uplifted so many people in your short time here and you are so beautiful to look at we can't help but smile. Everone loves you so not just your family.Seet dreams tonite. Keep fighting, Aunt Rettas friend Mary

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy everything went well. We have all been a nervous wreck. I'm sure it doesn't compare to what you and your family are going through, but stay strong for lindsay. She has so much support even though we can't be there. This site is so amazing and I am thankful we can keep in touch and stay informed. Tina keeps us as informed as much possible, but it is so nice to be able to see pictures. We are all thinking and praying for you. Love~Sarah, Charlie, Natalie, and Nathan

Anonymous said...

So glad everything went well with surgery. I feel like I checked the blog every 5 minutes yesterday for updates. Sweet little Lindsay knows her heart is in good hands, and she is in so many people's thoughts and prayers. Her pictures are so precious. What a tough time to be going through. Suzie and Jr. stay strong! Know that you are in everyone's thoughts.
Love,
Travis, Jill & Reagan

Pam said...

pDear Suzie,Jr,Cruz & Cole,
CONGRADULATIONS, on your new beautiful daughter and sister....she's a cutie and looks very healthy! Our prayers are with you at this fragile time of Lindsy's life, surgery.... It seems like she came thur it pretty well and the Dr. you have is quite talented... and experienced with his procedure! Thank the Lord for that! She is a strong little "Baby Girl," especially not knowing want is really happening to her? God Bless our prayers are with you, Carl & Pam Buck