Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Whew...

Thanks be to God! (And all the docs and nurses, of course) She looks awesome - all things considered. She is hardly bleeding at all and all of her meds are at about the same place as this morning. Her vent settings aren't up too much and everyone is very pleased with how she is doing so far. The next 24-48 hours will be touch and go with getting everything where it needs to be.

The mitral valve was replaced wth an artificial valve. Her tricuspid valve didn't leave much to be desired, so it most likely will need to be replaced as well in the far, far, far future. They put a few stitches in there to see if that would help, but it didn't do too much. The subaortic stenosis was also taken care of.

We'll hope for a very quiet night tonight. She was able to open her eyes and wiggle a little bit right before the paralytic kicked in, which was good to see. They'll let her start waking up tomorrow.

Have a wonderful and peaceful evening - thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have done today.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're all continuing to pray -- for all of you. Colleen

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Oliva is doing well. We will keep praying that she has a fast recovery. James and Nicholas have been asking about Jack and Brooklyn so anytime they would like to come over and play they are more than welcome.

Our thought and prayers are with you all.

The Bierman's
Stacy, Matt, Nicholas, James, and John

pastor_burdick said...

Our prayers will continue. Try to rest tonight. Peace be with you. Kathy Burdick

Anonymous said...

We sure were glad to see your last post. You are so kind to keep all of us out here updated....we will continue to check in on you. Try to get some rest...I'm sure you all need it after your long day.
Keep the faith and remember we are praying, praying, praying here in Roanoke!
Jen Weber

Leesa Palmer said...

Olivia is one tough little girl! She will be up and moving around in no time. Leesa

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! We're so happy- it seems as if everything went well! We will continue to pray for Olivia's recovery. What a long day for all of you. I hope you get some rest tonight!
mb

Lindsay said...

Praise God! I've been checking in on you all day; thanks so much for the updates! I'm eager to see all the progress Olivia makes.

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a sigh of relief! Praying for you all to have a peaceful and restful night, if you can possibly unwind after today. So glad to hear that Olivia is past that hurdle!
Love and prayers,
Laura Schmidt

Hotz' said...

oh thank goodness....will be thinking of you guys tonight...

Judy said...

That is the news we have been hoping for all day!! We are thrilled that Olivia did so well. To God be the glory!! We can't wait to hear more great updates as Olivia continues to heal! Thanks for taking the time to keep all of us out here in the "blog world" posted! We love you guys!!

Cheryl B said...

WOW! So, so glad to read your latest blog. As always, I am so impressed with Olivia's determination and will to live! She is an example for all of us to learn from. Thanks for sharing your information with so many of us during such an emotional, trying time. Your patience is admirable, and God's blessings are immeasurable!

Rest peacefully Olivia and all,
Cheryl Baker

pastor_burdick said...

Zac and Julie,

Eight years ago today you made sincere vows to one another in God's presence. In sickness and and in health. For better or for worse.

God's mercy and grace are the foundation of keeping those vows daily. Congratulations for standing upon His mercy and grace again this day -- caring for one another and all three of your children. God be praised.

In Christ's love, -- Pastor B

Anonymous said...

Thank God! We've been checking in all day. Thanks so much for letting us all know. We're in town and I'm almost right downtown for work, so please let us know if you need anything.
Karen & Kirk

Ardell Thompson said...

What wonderful news to find this morning!! My prayers continue for you all. Ardell

Rooney said...

I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Rooney

Anonymous said...

Yeah Olivia! I am so glad that she looks good. Bless her heart and thanks for keeping me updated on her surgery yesterday.

Sincerely, Heather Ketcham