Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Few Changes Before Surgery...

Well we are all in Dallas and Summer, Travis and Lyric survived the day of pre-surgery meetings, tests, paperwork, questions and instructions. They started early this morning and did not get checked into the Ronald McDonald House (which was a huge blessing) until about 7:30 tonight. This afternoon they found out that Lyric, on top of the VSD, that she has a hypoplastic aortic arch (this is a narrowing of the major artery from the heart to the body (the aorta). The narrowing decreases the blood flow to the body and makes the heart pump harder against the smaller than normal opening, so they will have to reconstruct that as another part of the surgery. This will be more extensive and will prolong their stay in ICU after, and their stay in the Ronald Mcdonald House. The flap of tissue that was found about a month ago, they will not be working on tomorrow because it is too thin to be sutured, so they are going to keep monitoring that, but it could mean another possible surgery later on down the road, only God knows what that looks like.
Summer is tired, but is holding up well. they are supposed to check-in at 5:30 a.m. and will be able to stay with Lyric through prep time which will take about an hour. During the surgery we will be receiving a call every hour to know how it is going, the surgery will be about six hours long (minimum).
I am sure that I forgot some details but I want everyone to be updated and more importantly praying!
Thanks, Randi

Another huge praise is that Ella is doing great and her surgery went well, Jon and Amy are in the room across from Summer and Trav, even in this I have no doubt that God's hand was in the timing of Jon and Amy being there, because I know Amy has been a huge comfort and blessing to my little sister, by holding her hand and answering all of Summer's questions and concerns. Thanks Amy for letting your life and walk with God through this time be a comfort to Summer!

Lyric worn out after a full day, she handled it like the trooper she is & the staff fell in love with her!


  1. What a sweet girl... We are so happy to be able to walk this journey with friends... We love you guys and are praying all the time.

  2. Hello! I wanted to introduce myself as your newest "follower". :) My name is Jenny and my 17 month old daughter is living with HLHS. I found your blog from baby Ella's this morning. We will keep your family in our prayers and thoughts for a successful surgery today.
    ((heart hugs))