Friday, July 10, 2009


Dr. Morales was able to do fairly minor repairs to Witt's mitral valve and it is now functioning normally! He said that the anatomy of the valves, both mitral and tricuspid, is abnormal but does not affect the function. In fact, he didn't do any work on the tricuspid valve. The pressures that had been high, 20, are now 7 and within the normal range!!! As far as the mitral valve, Dr. Morales was satisfied with the repairs but did say that it may or may not require more repairs in the future...the encouraging news is that Dr. Morales said that he could repair the mitral valve 5 more times before even having to replace it...this is WONDERFUL news because Witt needs to grow up a lot (teenager, at least) before the valve is replaced.

As I type this update, we just received a WONDERFUL text from Mel...she and Austan are back with Witt for the first time since surgery...Mel has been extremely nervous about seeing him but she reports that "he looks ok, not as bad as I thought." He is still at risk for a lot of complications but the doctors aren't any more worried about Witt than any other child who just had heart surgery. In fact, she made my day when she said that my oldest two kiddos, Connor and Kelsey, can come see him!!!

All in all, it has been a peaceful day filled with lots of joy! And, as I leave the hospital later this evening, I'll have an extra bounce in my step and praise in my heart!!!
"Let my lifesong sing to you!"
Humbly and gratefully,


Debbie said...

3 words, THANK YOU GOD

Leah J. said...

Praise God!

Nancy said...

I'm so grateful for all this good news! Thank you, Father!

rise' said...

Yes! Thank you, God!

Gayle said...

Give THANKS to the LORD, for HE is GOOD and HIS love endures forever!!! Praise Him! Praise Him!
Oh God, how we thank you and trust you!
We are so excited to hear the wonderful news. We will continue to pray for all of you ! We love you!!! I can only imagine the beautiful smiles on Mel and Austan 's faces and the joy in their hearts.
Bobby and Gayle

sonja said...

Today, July 10, has been a GOD day for sure! 2 MAJOR prayers have been answered for us, one of them is WItt. Thank you GOD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! So glad everything went well today. Praying that Witt is free from pain and recovers well.
Amy in Houston

Jenn said...

Praise God!!! Such wonderful news! We continue for all of you and for Witt to have a restful night! We love you guys!
Jenn & Joseph