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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Victoria Flies To Birmingham

Today has been a whirlwind day to say the least.

Mark and I took Victoria to her appointment with a genetic doctor. While there, they noticed her coloring and called Victoria's cardiologist. We ended up taking her to the cardiologist office. Her oxygen level was very low and they could tell immediately by looking at her that she had deteriorated since her visit with them last week. They gave her oxygen and called an ambulance. She was taken to Women and Children's (they let me ride in the front seat of the ambulance while Mark drove the van over) and she is now in Pediatric ICU. She has been put on a ventilator, not for her lungs, but to relieve the work of the heart. They assured us that she had just been breathing so hard, that this would help her relax and help her heart out.

She will be put on a jet this afternoon around 6pm and flown up to UAB while Mark and I drive up. We do have to stay at the hospital to sign paperwork so we cannot leave the hospital any earlier. She will have surgery either tonight or first thing in the morning.

Please be in prayer for little Victoria. Pray that God blesses her and heals her.

We will give more information as we have it.


Anonymous said...

We are praying for Victoria, your beautiful little gift from God -- for God's healing hand to be upon her. As well as for His hand to be guiding all the health care professionals who will be working with her. And for God's awesome strength and peace to be upon you and Mark. We will also remember Alyssa and Natalie and pray that their days will be blissful and their nights restful while mommy and daddy are away. Your family is a blessing to all who know you or come into contact with you -- and as we lift you all up to God in our prayers we also thank Him for each of you.

Anonymous said...

All of your extended family loves you and we are all praying very hard. Please call us if you need anything - - directions, phone numbers, convenient places for the family to sleep. God has it all worked out for you. You are loved!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark and Heather, just wanted to let you know that we are praying fervently for Victoria, your family as you travel, the doctors as they perform the surgery, and God's comfort on you as you wait. I sent out prayer requests to all my students and friends tonight and their are literally dozens of people praying for you right here in Abbeville. We will be keeping in touch over the next few days.