“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Surgery Update 2

They took Lydia from us around 9 am this morning. We have been sitting in the waiting room, surrounded by our family for almost 4 hours now. The actual surgery had an official start time of 10:32 am, and at last update, which was around 12:30, she was on the bypass machine and the surgeon had begun the repair. He told us that the total surgery should take around 4 hours, so we are hoping that they will be coming to tell us that he's ready to talk to us around 2:30 pm EST. It's almost 1 now.
I want to to take the time now before I get too busy loving on my baby....I am completely overwhelmed by all of your comments, encouragement, and prayers. I was sitting here in the waiting room, by myself, while everyone went to eat lunch. I passed, I don't think I can eat a thing....But I thought I would check in while I was waiting and was brought to tears by 933 blog visits, and over a 100 comments by people who don't even know us, but still took the time to stop by and say a prayer! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I will update again later...


  1. Dear Heidi, John and Family,

    I come via Little Buddha to wish you and your beautiful daughter Liddy every good and positive wish for the success of this surgery and a full and speedy recovery for Liddy and reward for your endless, bottomless wealth of love, care and total dedication.

  2. Sending prayers & positive energy! stay strong! loveBomb!

  3. Your Lydia is precious and such a gift. Stay strong and know that a ton of positive energy is flowing your way, now and always!

  4. Praying for your sweet baby girl and your family! With love from Atlanta, Georgia!

  5. I watched your video of Lydia today for the first time. She is such a special precious angel. I know she will bring you and your family joy for many years to come. I have worked with special needs children and they are wonderful to be around. My heart pours out to you during this critical time. I have asked God to keep a watch over Lydia and keep his hands on her both during the surgery and during recovery. I look forward to your updates.

  6. Hoping you're with your dear little girl right now!

  7. Thinking of you and your girl right now. Blessings.

  8. praying for your heart and your bug's even more...hang in there, you're doing great!

  9. Sending positive thoughts your way!!

  10. Just stopping back for an update - hoping all went well and everyone is resting comfortably.


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