Wednesday, December 10

Current Post-op options...

We were able to speak with the Surgeon again this afternoon. At this point, Baby Todd is not ready to be taken off the heart and lung machine. He has had some bleeding around his heart, which had to be stopped and cleaned. The nurses and doctor all say that this is normal and to be somewhat expected.
The 'road blocks' in the surgery yesterday left his heart very stressed and with a less than oringially expected recovery percentage. Knowing this we have taken all precautionary measures, which includes Baby Todd being added to the Heart Transplant list. Because he is still on the heart and lung machine, Baby Todd has level 1-A Priority. We have also applied for the use of a "Berlin Heart". Which will be a more long term "fix" while we wait for recovery and/or transplant.
At this point we are still in the waiting process and are still praying for healing and recovery of the heart he has been given.
Links have been added to the right side of the blog with information regarding Heart Transplantation and the Berlin Heart.

12 comments:

posebyselena said...

Hi Jerry. Just want to let you know that Vish and I are praying for a miracle for baby Todd. Stay strong, you've got lots of people out there praying for you all.

Allen said...

Hi Jerri and Dustin, Just want you to know that we are praying for all of you and the big sisters, too. Keep on keeping on. Mary Ellen

Anonymous said...

Lloyd and I and many of your friends are praying for a miracle for baby Todd .Thanks for keeping us informed.
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Jerri, Thank you so much for the update. We are and will continually praying for Todd and you and Dustin. You have such a precious little man, he will have a huge testimony to God's greatness! - Shannon

Jenny M said...

Hey Jerri, Matt and I are praying, praying and praying!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dustin and Jerri,

What a beautiful baby boy Todd is! Congratulations! We are keeping your family in our prayers... Jacelyn and Allie have been praying for baby Todd continuously throughout the day. We love you and are holding you close in our thoughts.

Dan & Jen Frey

... the Lord hears his people when they call to him for help... Psalm 34

free2live4him said...

Hey Jerri. I am praying for you guys and for the healing of baby Todd! I can't wait for you all to come back so i can see him in person! :D

The Amstutz Family said...

Thanks for the update. I'm so glad for all the technology that gives you options for your precious little guy. We are praying for his God given heart, that the Lord will continue to work healing in it, as well as for wisdom with all the "options". I hope that your day has been a good one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jerri,

I just wanted to let you know that I'm still praying for Baby Todd and your family. I have been thinking about all of you everyday, often.

Amanda Bistline

Anya said...

Dear Dusty and Jerri,

Praying that God will wrap peace around you like a warm quilt from home.

Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

Much much love,
Anya and Ryan

Anonymous said...

Dusty & Jerri ~ We are praying for you guys and trusting with you for God's strength, His healing, His encouragement, His miracle in baby Todd's life! We serve an awesome God who is bigger than all of this!
~ Duane & Kristen Lehman family

The Amstutz Family said...

Hey Jerri, you need to update your blog profile. You are now the mother of two girls AND a handsome little boy!!! =)