Sunday, November 21, 2010

As I blog tonight I can only think of all the grace that God has given us to make it through the last few days. Lyric's surgery could not have gone better & her recovery is going well also! Her blood pressure is a little high so please pray for that! They are trying to ween her off of her IV meds to oral meds only... that way we can leave ICU along with lowering the dose of the meds that keep her blood pressure down so that she can regulate her blood pressure without the help of the medications. I can not say enough about our strong, brave, & tough little girl, she is amazing & God's grace has been abundant! The staff here at CMC of Dallas are beyond amazing, every single person that we have come in contact with has gone above & beyond!
We had the honor of meeting the Stewart's for the first time & what an amazing family they are! We have been praying for Emma, Sarah, & Scott for such a long time that we feel like we know them & now we have met them & see that beautiful baby girl from a distance wow... all the prayers prayed for them have come to life! God is good & Emma's heart is looking great :) Please continue to pray for them as they have a long road ahead!
Ella Burk also had a surgery this week here in Dallas & is doing amazing!! We are so thankful for Jon & Amy as they have unselfishly answered all our questions & have been a blessing in our lives! We have been able to see them & spend some time with them here in Dallas & God was so gracious to allow us to have them here for this major step in our journey! Thank you Jon & Amy! Ella, I have to say you have some pretty amazing parents that love you & love the Lord... so God blessed them with a CUTIE PIE like you :)
Please pray for the Burk's & the Stewart's as they come to mind. I pray that these three girls will be great buddies one day :) Emma, Ella, & Lyric Elise... look out world!

Ready to head to Dallas, I pray that this little angel of ours knows that she is one strong & amazing child of God! He made her so fearfully perfect & wonderfully made!

Holding Lyric... She loves her sleep & she likes it in her bed but knowing that we would not get to hold our precious Lyric for a little while we took our time laying her down.

Night before surgery

The morning of Lyric's surgery, this day was so hard as a parent, I can only say that God's grace is sufficient & He alone held our hearts as Lyric as taken back for surgery & for the 7 hours that we had to wait for the surgery to be complete. Thank you also to our families that were here & for all the prayers being prayed every second!

Waiting for those doors to swing open & for our baby girl to better than ever! We thank the Lord for His grace & love for us! The surgery went so great & Lyric has been the toughest little girl I've ever seen! God is GREAT!

The first time for us to see Lyric after surgery, it was only for a brief moment.

As you know they found an additional problem with Lyric's heart & along with that the surgeon said that this was the largest V.S.D. that she had ever seen most of them being the size of the pinky nail (for a large V.S.D.) & Lyric's was the size of a thumb nail to the first knuckle! When you're talking that in the size of a walnut divided into 4 chambers... God has been so good to protect Lyric through this!

Lyric in her ICU bed.

Getting new bandages.

Tube FREE!!!

Aunt Randi made Lyric her very own sign :) Make her room look way more like her :)

Bath time!!!!!! I was able to semi-hold Lyric! I will NEVER take the simple joy of being able to comfort my daughter for granted! She cries with no noise due to being intubated & it is the hardest thing to just rub her head & tell her it will all be ok. I so badly want to pick her up in my arms & sing to her!

All clean

All clean & looking at daddy, he is such an amazing father & husband. This is by far the hardest thing we have ever faced and He is truly a blessing! Lyric & I are so blessed to call him our "Babe" & "Daddy"

My poor baby girl has had moments of pain and she will look at me with these sad eyes, as if to ask "why mommy?" They have done an excellent job at keeping her as comfortable as possible & I tell you what she is such a strong little girl!

Feeding time.... I have been dreaming of the day when I would be able to feed our baby girl through a bottle again and for her to have the strength to eat! Today that dream came true & I cried tears of joy as she looked up at me just sucking away! This is a huge step in the right direction :)
She ate like pro, she threw up a little bit but she has been eating over the course of an hour & tonight she down a bottle in ten minutes so she needs a little time to get use to her stomach getting full faster! We slowed her down a little on the next feeding and she did amazing!! So proud of her!

All full & quite content to sleep! She truly is my hero for being so strong, I only hope as she grows up she knows how strong & brave she is. Thank you for the prayers, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know
Jeremiah 33:3


  1. Yea! I'm so glad to hear things are going so well. Keeping your precious little girl in our thoughts and prayers for a continued smooth recovery. :)

  2. What beautiful pictures! And what a perfect time of year to be reminded of all that we have to be thankful for. Especially all of those little things many of us take for granted, like being able to hold our children when they need to be comforted. Praise the Lord that He is right there to comfort and hold Lyric when you are not able to. We're praying that those days will return quickly!!! Thanks so much for sharing your heart with us. <3

  3. Oh Lyric is such a fighter! So strong in such a small body, it is just so amazing. THank you so much Summer for sharing your life and Lyrics life with everyone. I am so glade you shared pictures too, they are wonderful to see. We are praying and know that God is good and will bring you all through this. Love you all! Megan G.

  4. Thanks for sharing your journey through pictures. I sat here with tears in my eyes reading all about it. God is so good! And Lyric is definitely a strong and brave little girl...she got it from her mama! Love you guys!!

    P.S. That's the suitcase Addison drug around Target when we were there visiting. lol :0)