Thursday, February 9, 2012

1 Year Old and Stuff Update :)

So I haven't left any updates lately, well because Michaela as usual keeps us busy and on our toes!

Michaela is doing well, she just celebrated her first birthday on December 18th! She got so much stuff between Birthday and Christmas. This is one spoiled little girl!

In January we found out Michaela had a hernia caused by a chest tube post heart surgery. So we went up to Chapel Hill on the 18th and had surgery for it, by none other than the great Dr. Michael Mill (Michaela's heart surgeon). We were so blessed to see alot of familiar faces and even given the chance to share Michaela's story to the UNC Kid's Promise Board.  She did well with the surgery and we were allowed to go home the same day. She was so pitiful after surgery though :(.

Within a few weeks of  Michaela being home she ended up with pneumonia and so we had to stay at the local hospital here for a few days. Michaela was allowed to come home on inhalers after two days. She did lose some weight which is frustrating because she's already so small. She's been home for a little over a week now though and she's doing well so hopefully she'll put her weight back and stay away from the doctors!

Thanks to everyone who is keeping a check on our angel! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Michaela's Visit to the news station

Friday, September 30, 2011

September 30th Ech

The echo went awesome! Michaela's card was going to leave her on her last cardiac med, but after seeing her heart function he took her off all her medicines, but aspirin! We were so happy to hear it! She is our little miracle, and after this road we've been riding on a little life in the slow lane doesn't sound so bad for a while :)

Monday, September 26, 2011


I have been a slacker, sorry for those coming to check on Michaela. With Michaela and the other two children my life stays busy and EVENTFUL! My daughter Jayda in this time of being MIA decided to go missing from school on the very first day (as if I wasn't scared enough just sending her to school). Also today she decided to tumble down an entire flight of stairs onto cement. Needless to say Michaela isn't the only one who likes to keep me on my toes.
We got to attend our very first heart walk yesterday! It was in Raleigh. John, Michaela, and I really enjoyed ourselves, and it felt good to be part of something that means so much to our family! Michaela is due for an echo here on Thursday, and I will be sure to  post her results! She currently has a cold, so we're not very excited about that, but hopefully being her surgery was 6 months ago she will recover and be the little fighter she is!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 30th Echo

Michaela is doing well she is due for an echo on June 30th, so 7 days away. I will update her progress then. We're praying she's out of heart failure and for an awesome ejection fraction!!

I just realized I didn't update this echo! Her EF was almost normal, and her heart wall motion is healing amazingly! Thanks for the love and prayers!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Echo May 24

We had an echo done today because Michaela hasn't been eating as well. She likes keeping us on our toes here :). Thank God though we got a good report back. No details quite yet, but that the overall report was better. Now if it could all be downhill from here that would be nice!

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 14th

As most of you know tomorrow is Michaela's benefit at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian. I'm excited to see the impact she has made! I look forward to being able to give to the Children's Heart Foundation!

Michaela has been doing well. She is definitely keeping us on our toes, giving us a scare here an there. Her next echo cardiogram isn't until June 30th. I'm not sure how I will make it that long, but until then continue prayers. Thanks!