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Old 08-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation SHE'S HOME! #16 - #15! #13, #11- SETBACK! :( My 2 wk old niece - heart surgery!

It's been a long 36 hours... yesterday, my 2 week old niece was not waking up. My sister called me multiple times, not knowing what to do since she wouldn't wake up and eat... fast forward to late last night - baby is dehydrated and goes to the ER.

They ran a ton of tests to try to figure out why she wouldn't wake up and eat.... and today, she was diagnosed with congenital heart failure.
Her aorta is shrinking. From what I'm reading and understanding, this is what they are dealing with: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/h...c/coarctation/

She is at the Kosair Children's Hospital. It is highly rated for cardiology and heart surgery. She is scheduled for heart surgery tomorrow afternoon.

She is in really really bad shape. We are just hoping and praying she survives the surgery.

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Re: My 2 wk old niece having heart surgery tomorrow!

Though mine was not that extream - I had heart surgery as a baby (and again in my 20's and will continue...) but being that she is young and in a GREAT hospital I think she has great odds! Praying!
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Yay that your sister was persistent and caught it. Hoping for the best.
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Re: My 2 wk old niece having heart surgery tomorrow!

She had heart surgery this afternoon and did really well! She hasn't come out of the anesthesia yet, but sounds like everything went really well.
If things continue to go well, she may be able to go home in 5 days!!!!!!

Please continue to pray for her recovery.
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She had heart surgery this afternoon and did really well! She hasn't come out of the anesthesia yet, but sounds like everything went really well.
If things continue to go well, she may be able to go home in 5 days!!!!!!

Please continue to pray for her recovery.
Praise GOD!

I have been praying for her constantly! What is your nieces name?
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Praise GOD!

I have been praying for her constantly! What is your nieces name?
Thank you for your prayers. Yes, Praise God!

I am so relieved... a huge weight has been lifted... things are looking good now.

Her name is Harmony.
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Thank you for your prayers. Yes, Praise God!

I am so relieved... a huge weight has been lifted... things are looking good now.

Her name is Harmony.
Harmony! So happy to hear she is doing well!

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