Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update on Presley

UPDATE:

4:14 PM: Beth and Daniel were able to see Presley. Please continue to pray for peace. In Beth's own words, "It was the hardest thing I have ever done."

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As of 3:30, Beth and Daniel have yet to see Presley. We are getting anxious, but know that she is in good hands. All is well, this is just a delay. But still. We are ready to get to her! It has been a long day, but spirits are good, and there is even talk of getting some dinner. =) Thank you, still, for the constant prayers.

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Hello, friends.

Monica here, updating on behalf of Daniel and Beth. The wireless connection at Vanderbilt was being uncooperative -- but if that is our biggest worry, praise the Lord!

As of approximately 12:30 CST, Presley is out of surgery. They ended up finding a second smaller hole in her heart, and both were successfully closed up. She has been taken off the bypass machine and her heart is working on its own. They are closing her up now, and all is as well as can be expected!

Daniel and Beth should be able to see Presley at approximately 2:00 PM CST; please pray for peace and grace for their tender mommy/daddy hearts.

Thank you all for bathing this sweet girl in prayer this morning. Please continue to pray for the following:


  • Strength and painless rest for Presley as she recovers
  • Protection from illness, especially H1N1, for all those who will be in contact with the family
  • Grace for Daniel and Beth as they split time between the hospital with Presley and home with Triston
  • Compassion and wisdom for the ICU doctors and nurses who will be tending to Presley
  • Safety for all those traveling between their homes and the hospital as we support the O'Neils

Thank you again for your prayers.

Monica

27 comments:

Sara said...

YAY! Great news! Continued prayers. :)

Amy Valentine said...

I am a friend of Monica. I just wanted to let you know that I have been praying for your sweet baby today. I had open heart surgery 2 years ago. But, to have your baby go through it is much worse than going through it yourself. I know that you would have taken her place today if that were possible. I will keep praying!

Newt said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well! Sending my best wishes for a safe and fast recovery for Presley.

Gabriel and Penelope's Mama said...

I've been praying for your baby girl today and I'm so glad her heart is beating on it's own! Praise God! Continued prayers for her and your family.

Rachel
(friend of Monica)

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Monica's, and I wanted you to know that I am praying for your little girl and your family! Best of luck!

Dawn said...

That is fantastic! Sending Presley a quick and easy recovery :)

Anonymous said...

Keeping Presley and your family in my prayers. Glad to hear the surgery went well. {{hugs}}

Katie
(Friend of Monica)

Anonymous said...

Hi this is another friend of Monicas. I have been keeping sweet little Presley in my thoughts and prayers all day and will continue to do so. I sure hope for a safe and fast recovery! Hugs to you! - Lata

The Blatchford Family said...

I found your blog through Monica's. I am so hopeful that everything continues to go well for you guys and that her recovery is as smooth and swift as possible!

Kerri said...

I am also a friend of Monica's. I will keep your family in my thoughts/prayers. Big hugs.

Anonymous said...

Great news that the surgery went well. Prayers for your family during Presley's recovery!

Valerie said...

Another friend of Monica's stopping by to send my love and prayers to your precious Presley and to your family. I am thrilled to hear that things went well today.

Anonymous said...

Great news! Your family is in my thoughts.

Sara said...

I pray you get to see the little bean VERY soon! May God continue to comfort you & keep Presley out of pain.

Brianne said...

I found you through Monica, and I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for baby Presley in MN!

Angela said...

Thanks for the update, Monica!!

Beth, still praying!!!! :)

Stephani said...

I'm so glad that the surgery went well!!! Praying for a quick and easy recovery!!

Sara said...

Praying for a peaceful and pain-free night for all of you. *hugs* So glad you finally got to see your sweet baby girl.

Tammy said...

A friend of Monica stopping by. Your family is in my prayers!

Tiffany said...

Monica directed me to your story and I am amazed at how wonderful your family is. It's no wonder she loves you so much! I'll be thinking of you and Presley and wishing her a speedy recovery.

Suzanne said...

I am so glad you have been able to see Presley. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Tiffany said...

So glad to hear your baby girl is doing well! I will be praying for a quick recovery for her.

-Tiffany
(friend of Monica)

Kelly said...

Your sweet girl is in my prayers today!

raechel said...

I've been praying for you and your baby girl all day! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery!

Rowan the Frog said...

My thoughts are with you and your family!

Cara said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went well. Continued good thoughts coming your way.