Wednesday, February 15, 2012

St. Louis Update

Well our prayers were heard & we had an awesome day!

Ollie is growing & developing very well!  They were pleased with how verbal she is & loved her flirty personality!!  

As far as her cardio appointment, I cried happy tears!  In August we knew she still had a small hole (VSD) in her ventricle by her patch.  It wasn't much of a concern but it was there.  Yesterday it was gone!  The hole has grown shut - praise the good lord!  Her valves have mild leakage & he said it is unlikely she will need a future surgery, however he can never say never - but I sure as heck love the word unlikely!  We don't revist him until another year ticks by!

Her ENT appointment went as we expected.  She does have fluid in her ears & ear tubes will be placed March 8th.  We are happy about that and hope it cuts down on the colds & ER trips she has in the future.  

The rough moments in the day were the blood draw & the ear check.  I hate stuff like that for her.  During the ear check they swaddled her and held her down & cleaned the wax out of her ears then examined them - they are just so small there is no other way.  She has now created a new defense mechanism similar to an octopus.  In a fit of rage I heard her belly rumbling & she crapped 'em clear out of her diaper & all over their table.  That's right - she showed them who was boss!


  1. Praising God for your great news. Always glad to read about your beautiful girl!

  2. So glad to hear the good news. I spent time praying for your daughters heart check up as we waited to hear if our daughter was going to have to go in for her surgery early. So happy God blessed both our families. Enjoy her, she sounds like a character!

  3. So happy for the good news! What a weight off your shoulders!

  4. Great check-up. She had the *ahem* scared out of her, though. Don't blame her. I wouldn't like to be held down while my ears were cleaned, either.

  5. Praise God for such a great annual visit.


  6. I just found your blog, congrats on your daughter!
    I truly admire the way you deal with Ollie's disability, I have a daughter who is 15 months old, visually impaired and developmentally delayed and I am trying to cope with all that, blogs like yours are a true inspiration!
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  7. I can kind of imagine how much you like the word "unlikely"! Hopefully Oliie will kind of grow out of some of that ear stuff, too...

  8. I just wanted to say what an inspiration you and ollie faith have been for myself and daughter bentlee. Bentlee is three months younger than Ollie faith and was born with down syndrome and had open heart surgery at 3 months old. It has been nice following you guys knowing someone has been in the same boat that we have. I wish your family another blessed year.
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