Friday, June 4, 2010

A Little Update...

Well, I have not been very good at updating my blog page. May was a crazy month and I just couldn't find the time! I'm hoping now that school is out for summer I'll do a better job of keeping everyone updated on how Caroline is doing. Most of you know that our precious baby has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare and very serious heart defect that will require at least one, but possibly three open heart surgeries within the first few years of her life. I plan to add a link (as soon as I figure out how...ha!) that will provide more information about HLHS for anyone interested in learning more. It has been a bumpy and very scary ride and we still don't have a complete diagnosis but we have remained strong in our faith that the Great Physician's work is not complete and her little heart will be healed! It's amazing how much progress Caroline has made since we first learned of her condition at our 18 week ultra sound.

I plan to post more later but for now here is a little update....

We are going for a second visit with our Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. NancyAyers, on June 9th at Texas Children's Hospital. We feel so blessed that God answered our prayers and lead us to this wonderful doctor. Caroline will be in great hands!

At our appointment, we are hoping to hear that the left ventricle has grown in size and shown improvement so that we can get a full diagnosis and more details about what lies ahead. At this point we still don't know exactly what type of surgery Caroline will have or how long she will be in recovery. I will update as soon as we know more. Please pray that the Great Physician will continue to heal our sweet baby. God Bless!

“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:24)


  1. Amanda, I am so glad you are blogging about your journey! I love knowing just how to pray for you, David & sweet Caroline. She is so blessed to have you as her mommy! I know she is a beautiful baby. And, FYI, I will be happy to help you in the blogging world! I am fairly new (started a few months ago) but have learned a few tricks. Did you figure out how to link yet? I look forward to reading more! Love ya!!

  2. Hi Kelley! I LOVE your blog. You should be writing books girl! You're hilarious and such a talented writer. Thank you for praying for us. You have no idea what a wonderful feeling it is to know there are people praying for my sweet baby.

    I think I've figured out how to link. Now I want to know how to add a column on the left side of my page. Any ideas???