Mom, Dad, and Lindsay with their special bonding.
Happy Happy Father's Day, JR. There's nothing he would have wanted more. Not even tickets to the MIS race even though JR won.
I knew that I needed to do the post surgery update as soon as we got into the cafe to have a bite to eat so I quickly downloaded the pictures 'cause I know you all love them more than what I write but now I'm back at my hotel after going in again to see Lindsay and I'll do my evening update.
I wish you all could have seen the love in the room between Suzie and JR. They held each other with so much caring. I wish now that I had taken a picture of them. They are so going through this together.
One thing I left out is that the Dr. said he had only seen one other baby with such a small aorta. This was a concern to him, however he seemed confident with the shunt that he installed. He explained how the heart will still be doing double duty until the next surgery. I guess I really hadn't understood that.
Lindsay is being ventilated because they don't want her to do the work of breathing on her own yet. They've told us that's perfectly normal.
We have had our friends, family and other heart families reach out to all of us and we're thrilled to have each and every one of you checking this blog so faithfully. We're all witness to the power of prayer. We're thankful for every day.
Jen had asked if she could send something to Suzie and JR. They are living at the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor, Room 14, thanks to all of you with your contributions.
Trust me, this blog is a gift to them each and every time they bring it up. I just hope you all realize that you are helping no matter how far away you are.
I hope you enjoy these pre-surgery pictures of JR's special Father's Day with his daughter. It was interesting to hear Suzie and JR explain how complicated it is for them to prepare her to be held with everything that's hooked up to her. Notice Suzie got in on the Father's Day action too!
Heart Hugs to all of you!