Thursday, February 10, 2011

Prayer Request

Good evening!

I have a very special prayer request from a dear friend of mine.  This isn't a short term one either.  She found out in October that she was going to be a Grandma in June and the kids just found out that the baby (a little boy and not named yet) has a severe heart defect and needs to have surgery right after birth.  Here a post directly from his parents.  Please keep them in your prayers.  This is their 2nd baby and Macie is a very healthy 2 year old.

We were so excited to find out that we were expecting our second child in October 2010!


Everything had been going great with the pregnancy until our 20-week ultrasound. We found out at that point that we were expecting a boy! We were very happy. However, the doctor asked that we go to a Maternal Fetal medical clinic for a follow-up ultrasound to take a closer look at the baby's heart.

On February 7, 2011, we had a follow-up ultrasound appointment. There, they focused on our baby boy's heart and found that he has a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). For more information about this condition, visit the American Heart Association website at: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1353

On February 8, 2011, we had a follow-up appointment with a cardiologist from Seattle Children's who confirmed the diagnosis and walked us through the surgical options.

Here's what we know at this point:

Our baby will be born via c-section in June at Evergreen Hospital. Approximately 24 hours later, he will be transported to Children's where he will undergo a number of tests before going in to surgery at 7-10 days.

At around six months of age, he will require a second surgery, and at around age three, he will require a third surgery.

xo ~ Laura

3 comments:

Granny said...

My prayers go out for the family. Please keep us updated.

blessed country girl said...

Father please, great God that You are, we pray for this little one, whom You love so much. We pray for healing, for healthy growth, for a healthy heart. We praise You, oh Lord, for the help only You can give for this mother carrying this special child. That in all ways she will get the help she needs to bring forth this child in blessing, and assurance that both will receive of Your goodness, mercy, and strength as this baby grows and prepares for his birth unto this life. We thank You and praise You for the hope they have knowing You hear the prayers of your children, In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, Laura, I am sorry to hear about your grandson. Try not to worry. It is hard on you and the kids need your strength. Surgeons are well trained and science is amazing. Our Mya has had heart surgery to repair her heart. She is thriving. I will pray for your friends' grandchild and yours. Warm hugs, Hon!
★Linda★