Update 01/23/2012, Elizabeth is doing great!

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Great news everyone. Elizabeth is doing great.  It has now been over a month since her surgery and we’re happy to report that she is feeling wonderful. After the surgery she was in the hospital for 7 days, and then was home for Christmas.

She did end up needing to go back to the hospital for 3 more days—we were going in for a normal check-up and they found she had too much fluid still around her heart. That is something they check for because it often happens after that type of surgery. They put her on some medication to fix that fluid problem and she was able to come home 3 days later.

As she was on some strong medicine, she wasn’t feeling very good for a couple of weeks. But she was starting to get back to her happy normal self.  As the week went by she continued to recover well. We are now at the point where they are trying to get her off all medications. As we started lowering the intensity of the medications, her happy content ways were quickly coming back.  She was smiling more and more, and is happy during wake time.

She is now sleeping again through the night and eating great.  She has no fluid at all around the heart  now. I have some great pictures of Elizabeth that show you that she is almost back to her normal self.

I was talking to a friend (a fiery preacher from Scotland) who reminded me how many people have been and still are supporting Elizabeth and our family through prayers. Really from all over the world we had people on our side, praying for healing for our girl.  It was a great reminder for me that God’s love never fails, and that we are never alone. Thank you for being part of that!

With out further waiting, here are some pictures that I am sure you will love.

Jared and Jordan were both visiting on New Years Eve and that is a picture of Jared holding Elizabeth. The picture of Elizabeth with the big smile was taken Jan 13th.

 

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8 Responses to “Update 01/23/2012, Elizabeth is doing great!”

  1. Kim Gentes

    OH… MY GOODNESS..I almost teared up when I read and saw this post. Thanks for the update. What a beautiful young lady you have. Praise God for his blessings to you and her! So good to see the pic of cousins snuggling.. 🙂

  2. Corinne Bergstrom

    So happy for you and your family, Lockley! Love is the great healer and it would seem that Elizabeth is both surrounded by it and gives it away in abundance.
    Corinne

  3. B.Shaw

    Thank you both for the uplifting update…I am delighted to hear the wonderful news of Eliabeths recovery. Our prayers are still with your family and still going strong daily. Love to you all.

  4. Sheila and Scott

    She is just so adorable! We are thrilled that she is doing so well and it is an overwhelming feeling to know that people from other countries have been praying for her/your family! God’s faithfulness to his children is awesome! Thanks for the updates. We enjoy hearing about her progress :-).

    Blessings,
    Millers

  5. joanne monk

    Wonderful news! So in love with Jesus when the evidence of His love is seen and felt all around. WHO can be a doubting Thomas when this miracle baby girl is around?

  6. Ben Forsberg

    I’m so happy to hear this. She is so cute. Praise God for answered prayers and a for blessing Elizabeth with such a strong, supportive, Christian family. Love you guys!

  7. This is such wonderful news. I’m so, so, so thankful that she is doing so much better. The pic of her smiling huge is particularly wonderful, since you can see her scar, but she’s saying, “But I’m so HAPPY!!” I’m so thankful for your family, and that dear little Elizabeth, by God’s grace and a LOT of prayers, is past such a rough phase of her little life.

  8. Marty Franklin

    Yay! GOD has big plans for little Elizabeth. Hugs, Prayers, and Blessing


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