Our blog had over 13,000 hits yesterday. That tells me that atleast 13,000 prayers were lifted up for our precious princess, and I know that even more people are praying who didn't physically click on our blog. There's a mighty army of prayer warriors out there, many of whom we've never met. We are oh so grateful for all of the prayers. That's what's keeping us going, giving us grace and peace, and keeping Chrissie alive and fighting! To God be ALL the glory. Keep praying as we can feel when the prayers lighten and when we have amazing coverage. God is so good!
Our hospital's ICU is ranked among the top 100 ICU's in the US!
Dr. Mary Porisch, our God-sent cardiologist, who has been wrestling with God on behalf of our daughter. We are beyond blessed that God chose her for Chrissie's care, along with the cardiac surgeon, Dr. Kupferschmid. (I don't have a photo of Dr. Kupferschmid, but Dr. Porisch was nice enough to pose for me, even though she loathes having her photo taken. Dr. Porisch is so humble; she never takes credit for anything as she always gives God all the glory. We've been so blessed by her prayers, support, strength, tears, battling spirit, wisdom, expertise, compassion, empathy, tears, love and friendship. We love you Dr. Porisch, and we'll never be able to express how grateful we are for you.
Our kids made pictures and wrote Scriptures and prayers for Chrissie, which are displayed all around Chrissie's PICU room. It brings a hope and joy to the room...thanks kids!!!
Chrissie's favorite shoes, which are just what the doctor ordered...high tops to keep her foot in a "normal" position. Everyone who comes into Chrissie's room comments on her red shoe!
Chrissie has been given platelets to help with proper blood clotting.
Kids from other countries whose lives have been saved by the heart project that Dr. Porisch and Dr. Kupferschmid graciously serve on the team as heart missionaries, repairing hearts around the world.
Our beautiful princess, Christyn Joy. Our little sleeping Serbian Sensation!
One of the supply bins in Chrissie's room. This was brought in with the ECMO machine, after Chrissie was gone for an hour yesterday. There are now lots of extra machines,bins, a refrigerator of blood products, and lots of people in the room at all times.
This is Chrissie getting an ECHO of her heart this morning. They do this multiple times/day. The room is very large, and now we know why: to get all of the life-saving equipment in here! Matt is the one standing in the right corner of this photo, looking on. We hang out in recliners at the very end of the room so that there's space for all of the medical staff to come in and out.
Thank you for praying!!!