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.Addison Update.

Today we were able to see Addison!!!

Lotte was discharged today around 11:30 am and came home to meet me and gather a few things, before we all headed to Chapel Hill in time to meet the Cardiologist. By the time we got to the hospital is was 1:45. We were able to go straight into Addison's room and be with her, and to our great surprise and delight, she was not enclosed in a "box" but totally open and we were able to touch her and love on her immediately. It was a very emotional reunion, but touching and wonderful to behold.

After a little while we were able to meet with the surgeon who will be performing the operation on Addison tomorrow. He actually spent 45 minutes with us answering questions, drawing diagrams, and just helping us to understand what will be happening tomorrow. He was very encouraging. He told us that in cases like Addison, the mortality rate is as low as 3%, which is very good to hear.

Right now, the surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am and we were told will last most of the day. There are a few unknowns about the condition of her heart, that can only be determined once the surgery has begun, and certain complications can elongate the process if there are any other areas that require repair. Thankfully, a nurse will be coming out during the course of the whole day to give updates on how things are going.

Right now, Addison has an incubator tube in through her mouth still, not because she cannot breathe on her own, but because she is having surgery tomorrow. She is covered from head to toe with wires and tubes. Because she has gotten so much fluid through an IV, she is a little puffy around the face, but we can already see that she does look like her sister.

Lotte and Wes were able to spend a good bit of time with Addison this afternoon, and are going to be at the hospital very early Tuesday morning. I will also be there with them most of the day tomorrow. It will be a long day, but we are full of faith that Addison is in good hands, and that the Lord is ultimately working in all of the details. Here are some pictures of our visit today.


TSK said...

I thank God for medical technology! May the doctor's hands be guided by God Almighty! Praying for the whole family!
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not; for I am with you. Be not dismayed; for I am your God. I will strengthen you; yea, I will help you; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.


christy said...

Praying for Addison and all of you!

Mike and Sarah said...

Ohmygoodness. I don't think I can truly understand, but now that I have a little one of my own this just breaks my heart, to have all those wires on such a little one, and not to be able to hold her all day every day. I am so glad the prognosis is good - I will be praying for your sister and Addison!

mich said...

Breaks my heart seeing that photo of Lotte :(. These are precious photos that Addison will be able to look at one day and know how much she is loved and God's faithfulness. Thanks for the updates, Tali and being a great best friend to your sister.