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Aug 07, 2016 17:49 |  #1

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
-Psalm 139:14

The last 3 1/2 months have been the most trying, scary, difficult time of our lives. Our sweet little Sylvie came into the world with a congenital heart defect that we were not aware of until she was a day old and failed a standard newborn test in the hospital. She was whisked away from us via helicopter and flown to the Phoenix Children's Hospital, where she underwent further testing, and we soon learned that our beautiful, perfect, new baby girl would need open heart surgery. Talk about a shock.

These past few months have been filled with anxiety and worry for the future, hope that she would come through this well, and so many mixed emotions I couldn't describe them if I tried. Our sweet girl did indeed have open heart surgery 13 days ago. She came through it like the warrior that I knew she was. She was off the ventilator in less than 12 hours and home in just 6 days. Her zipper is healing amazingly well (no, I did not touch it up at all). I can see the strength of an old soul in her eyes, and I do not know who decided I was worthy of being her mother, but I am so thankful and am looking forward to the journey. <3

A huge thank you goes out to all of our wonderful family and friends, her nurses and doctors, her surgeon, and everyone who has supported us during this time, lifted us up when we felt we had hit rock bottom, and made sure our sweet Sylvie would be able to go on and live a full life. <3

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Aug 07, 2016 17:55 |  #2

Very glad she's ok, she looks great! I can't even imagine to begin how hard that first day was and how difficult the day of the surgery must have been. I'd be a wreck if it was my own child. Congrats to you and you're family!

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Aug 07, 2016 18:12 |  #3

Congratulations to you, glad things worked out.




  
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Aug 07, 2016 19:07 |  #4

God bless you and Sylvie and may he watch over her recovery.


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Aug 08, 2016 08:29 |  #5

Congrats to you and your family. She is adorable. God Bless.


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Aug 08, 2016 10:59 |  #6

Priceless - the baby, the image, the story.




  
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Aug 08, 2016 15:25 |  #7

Thank the Lord she did so beautifully, Lisa. Keep us updated & keep those amazing pictures coming!


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Aug 08, 2016 22:23 |  #8

As a father of a 3 year old and another one on the way, I can't imagine going through what you've had to go through. It's absolutely heartbreaking. So glad she's doing great and recovering quickly. God bless.

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Aug 09, 2016 09:01 |  #9

Continued blessings to Sylvie and your family. Her eyes do tell the story, she is a precious gift from God to you and your family.


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Aug 22, 2016 15:05 |  #10

Wow! What a blessing!


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