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Monday, June 18, 2012

Surgery Is Tuesday ~Go Team Ivy!!~

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 Have you been praying for our baby girl??



I ask because we feel them!

And we see them!

                                                                           



Ivy felt like this.....
                        And this....
                                                
                                          And just because it should not be possible to look this cute when you are this upset... I'll show you this last one!




 But that was the last time we would see those expressions!
 Because now she is HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 And she is less swollen!!!
 And she seems to know that something great is on its way!! Something that is going to make her feel better!!
 Tuesday morning at 9:30am Ivy will have her surgery. We hope to do something great with that tiny tiny valve. We pray that her lungs can handle this. We pray that her Pulmonary Hypertension can be at least cut in half! We pray that her body can handle all of this, she has a little cold right now so we need that to be GONE! 

Please let us know you are praying! You have no idea what peace it brings to know that we are not the only ones who will be lifting our daughter up to The Great Physician on Tuesday. We love and appreciate every one of you! We know you care about our little peanut, we thank you for that!

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87 comments:

TDE said...

I've been following for a short while now. With each progress report I read, I am overcome with emotion as I read about God's marvelous works in Ivy's life. I know and pray you all will continue to see those works. Praying God will guide the surgeon's hands, that he will give all involved in her care wisdom and discernment. Praying for strength for Ivy's body. Praying for no complications and a quick recovery. Praying for strength and comfort for Ivy's parents.
Love and prayers from Birmingham, AL

Lisa said...

Yes! We will absolutely be praying for Ivy, for the surgeons, and for you, too!!!

Love and hugs from Florida!!
The Murphy Family

Debra said...

I am praying! May the Good Lord heal your sweet Ivy completely!!! Stay strong and let Jesus.
Pease be with you,
Debra

Shauna said...

I've been following your story for months now, but I've only commented a few times. I'm absolutely praying! Go team Ivy! Her story is miraculous and I know God has big plans for this little one! Praying for Ivy Joy, her doctors, and for you to feel peace and comfort tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Praying in Kentucky!

Michelle

Paige said...

praying for your sweet girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Ivy Joy. My DS is from Lexi's SWI (he's turning 4 in a month, so I think he's just a little older than Lexi). I have followed your blog for a while, and I pray for little Ivy's surgery.

Andrea

Lori Sloan said...

Praying for your sweet baby!

franseym said...

I have been praying for months now. Will continue to pray until Ivy is well. Bless her and her family!
Fran in TX, grandmother to 2 Chinese beauties.

Anonymous said...

Mary the Boultons are praying as well as several others from my Facebook page Ivy Joy has many prayer angels we love the Sammon family God is good!!! ❤you all

The Vandevander's said...

I have been praying for your sweet little Ivy since I found your blog and will continue sending prayers! I pray that Ivy have a smooth and quick recovery and is back to your chocolate loving little girl in no time! She is an absolute gift from God and he is always watching over her, knowing that he has big things in store for her. I hope for strength for your family as you go through Ivy's recovery!

Blessed to be MeiLeigh's Mom :) said...

I am in Alabama and praying for your entire family, doctors, caregivers, and lots of prayers for sweet Ivy Joy! We look forward to celebrating what He can do through your sweet girl!

Thanks for sharing God's miracle with us!

Michelle P. said...

We're praying here in Austin!

Shonni said...

We are praying here in Colorado!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers going up in Plano for your precious Ivy and your family.

Christine said...

What a joy it is to join you in praying for your precious Ivy. We have seen the sovereign hand of our mighty God through Ivy's journey so far and we join you in anticipating more of His abundant provision and protection and healing this Tuesday!!! To God be the glory for all He has AND WILL do....peace be yours!

dawn said...
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dawn said...

I hope you don't mind, I just linked your blog to mine and asked for prayers for Ivy Joy.
If you object I will remove it immediately.

Dawn

Mary DeGennaro said...

Have been following the blog since you brought Ivy home. Will definitely be praying for the surgeons, for you, and for Ivy Joy
!!!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sending up prayers for y'all! Even sick, sweet Ivy Joy is the cutest little love I've ever seen!

KK

Cindy said...

Prayers from CA.
HUGS!

Christine said...

I've been praying for Ivy since before you traveled. She, her doctors, and you will stay in my prayers.
Prayers from another adoptive mom near Chicago,
Christy

Kristi said...

Will be praying for sweet beautiful Ivy Joy and her lovely family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the meaklims said...

Oh Mary... I just read back through your posts, sorry I haven't been around for a while... praying SO HARD for your little Ivy Joy right now, for a successful surgery and that she will get everything she deserves to live the life she deserves, like any other toddler. Praying for surgery and weight gain and that she will soon be on her feet with all the energy in the world.

Praying for you too, because the Lord knows you need it.

Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Ivy prayer Team here in Huntley-- Knowing that our AMAZING FATHER will keep HIS loving arms around IVY JOY and your family (and all of us,too!)Been talking to GOD and asking HIM to continue to keep on listening to all the prayers coming for Ivy - thank you so much for your updates! GOD IS SO GOOD!! Cathy in Illinois

Teachn18 said...

Hugs and prayers from FL. She is a fighter and I know the great physician will have his hands on her in the morning! Blessings!

Yvette said...

OK, Ivy is the cutest little thing when she cries, i remember you said that before but really ugh . . . heartstrings. Ok praying, praying, praying!

Do mind if steal the team ivy (first pic) and place on our blogs?

Sonnie said...

We're praying Ohio!!!!

Janice said...

We are praying in Pennsylvania for wisdom for the doctors, strength for little Ivy, and peace and comfort for your family.

Blessings,
Janice

Martha @ Berrybliz said...

praying in georgia

John G. said...

We our praying for sweet Ivy. We will continue to pray for her and for your family during this difficult time.

Blessings.
Caroline, John and Hannah Grace
CT

nancy said...

Our prayers are with dear little Ivy Joy and your family. Blessings from Massachusetts.

Sue said...

My daughter, Jenna and I have been praying for Ivy every night. Sending prayers to you from Indiana.

Sarah said...

Praying for your sweet girl for sure! And for the rest of you too!

Georgia said...

Been praying in Florida....

Ashley said...

Praying!!! I have been following Ivy's journey home (I think I originally came here through Diana's blog). My husband and I are finally starting our own adoption journey (waiting until he turns 30!) and all you adoptive mommies are such an absolute inspiration! Prays being uplifted for Ivy Joy, her doctors and her family!!1
Blessings, Ashley

prvpine said...

We are praying in PA.

Ruby said...

I'm praying for Ivy! For a successful surgery and a quick, boring, uneventful recovery.

Sherri said...

Praying for your beautiful Ivy from Florida.

Sherri said...

I hope you don't mind, but I'm adding your story to our blog!

johnjohntwo said...

Yes, Everyday, and Special tomorrow, Praying HIS plan works just as designed.

This little person will do great things as an adult.

Perhaps Help Change the World to Match God's
direction.

She's a tough cookie, universally Loved.

Go TEAM !

John C.

Alison said...

I will continue to pray: healing for Ivy, for the Lord to guide the surgeon's hand, and strength for your family. Prayers from Indianapolis,
Alison

Rachel said...

I am new to your blog - we are waiting for our little girl in China. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and I will be praying for her and for you in the coming days. May you feel the hands of Almighty God as they carry you through this.

Alison said...

I will continue to pray: healing for Ivy's body, for the Lord to guide the surgeon's hand, and strength for your family.

Praying in Indianapolis,
Alison

Marianne said...

Prayers and hugs from New York State!

Jennifer P said...

Prayers from the Northesat. Every night as I crawl into bed and check on computerland, my husband leans over and says, "How's Ivy today?" Ripple, ripple as the prayers go forth.

Kjbikakis said...

I've been praying for sweet Ivy since you guys announced about her~ Hang on sweet girl! So much love and prayers are coming your way!
We all love you Ivy!
God Bless you and your family~
Prayers from Nebraska~
-Kirstie Bikakis

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Ivy and your whole family!
With much love and hope,
Barbara

Amy said...

I've been praying here in Arkansas for Ivy and your family throughout these past months and will continue to pray throughout the days and weeks to come.

Catherine said...

Hannah and I are praying for your sweet Ivy Joy!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I will pray for Ivy, her doctors and your entire family! Many prayers from Tennessee.

the beatties said...

Our love and prayers from Colchester, England - especially on Tuesday.
Marilyn & Brian

bytheriver said...

Yep - definately! All day all night. Please update when you can.

Sharon said...

I will be praying and thinking of you all!

Stephanie said...

Praying for Ivy and all of you. God bless.

Princess D said...

Prayers and love being sent your way!

Ro, Ro, sa, ta, and so said...

Sending prayers from NE Wisconsin for sweet Ivy's surgery and recovery. Will be thinking of you all tomorrow...

Rochelle

The Whitledge Family said...

Prayers coming your way from Kentucky!! Come on Ivy.....you can do this:)

Elizabeth said...

Praying in Michigan!

Lori said...

Praying in Wisconsin!

Alison @ Notyetwhatweshallbe.wordpress.com said...

We're praying for you all!

The Oswalds said...

Praying for your little angel!

Françoise said...

With you and your sweet girl by the thought
Françoise from France

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet Ivy from Illinois. I've been following your posts, and wanted you to know your family has been in my heart, and have been praying for you guys!
Mia

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your darling girl!

We will keep them coming!

Best
Antinette

Melody Lietzau said...

Oh sweet Mary We are praying over here in CA. I know the heart ache of watching your babies go through such hard stuff and want to beable to take it all away and trade places with them. She will amaze them once again. Lord please watch over sweet ivy, protect her little heart. Perform miracles for all of us to see. Give mary and her family strength that only comes from you. Give the doctors wisdom. Thank you Jesus for the work you have already done. Amen

Luciana said...

Oh Mary! My Sweet Ivy Baby... I will be praying for you and all your family. Lots of warm hugs to my sweet baby. Please update often. I'm in the middle of a crazy move right now from the UAE to vacation in Miami to live in Suzhou, China. BUT I will be checking in. xoxoxo

jaxgatormom said...

We are praying for your precious daughter and your family. That sweet child hasn't left my heart since you brought her home! We will be praying for any caregiver that comes into contact with her and for your family while you wait.
With hugs and prayers from Florida,
Angela

Kath said...

Gotcha covered from here, will keep praying till Ivy is fully healed! Be strong together.
Kathleen

Jboo said...

Oh yes, sending prayers for Ivy and your sweet family.

janet

Amy said...

I am lifting up prayers for you, Ivy, & your family! She is already a miracle - we just need to show once again how much of a miracle she is!! Blessings!

Sue Lucas said...

I am praying for this little princess and your whole family,for the Drs ,nurses and anyone who has anything to do with today !!!! I have followed your journey since I was aquainted with Diana thru the Stocking outreach this past fall and winter!My friend here in Roanoke who has four beautiful daughters from China is also following you !I know you all have already seen the Great Physicians Hand move and you will today !! I am pleading the Healing Blood of Jesus over Ivy Joy today and she will live up to her name Joy ,Joy gotetewill be all around as you all celebrate a MIRACLE !!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Ivy and all the people who will surround her today! We've been following your blog since you brought Lexi home and love reading about your family. God chose your family to be Ivy's family! Lisa

Cindi said...

Prayers every day for your beautiful Ivy Joy. I've be following your blog since you brought Ivy home & I'll be heading to China in a few weeks to meet my own daughter, so please know she's in my thoughts & heart

Patty said...

Always praying for little Ivy Joy here in Northwestern Pennsylvania. We love you Ivy and family.

Elaine said...

As a mom to 3 "heart" girls from China, I just want you to know we're praying for sweet Ivy at the Horton home in NC! Praying for God's guiding hand on the surgeons and all involved in Ivy's care. And sending hugs to you today too:)
Elaine
www.thehortonhome.blogspot.com

Lesanne said...

Your sweet little Ivy Joy is in our prayers, now and always,
Leslie and Julianna

The Harlicka Family said...

Mary, we will be praying and raising sweet Ivy Joy up for everything you've asked for and more!!! I just know God has amazing, big plans for this sweet little one!!! Please know we are also keeping mommy, daddy and all your family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers too for peace and strength!!! Go Team Ivy!!!
Much love, the Harlickas

Anonymous said...

Continuing to lift your precious IVY up in prayer.
Nancy (Toronto, Canada)

Anonymous said...

Mary,
Ben and I are praying for you all.
Amy

Smith said...

We have been praying for Ivy, family, surgeons, the medical team, & for the community to lift you up! I have been looking for updates since your last & I'm so glad you have it set up! Ivy has stolen my heart & is such a blessing & witness! Keep the faith! You are an inspiration to all of us!
Niki Smith & Family
Northeast MS

lesmdes said...

Praying for Ivy with everything I've got!

Maggie said...

Tea Ivy in St Louis is on their knees! We love you Ivy Joy.

Shawn said...

I'll be praying for Ivy Joy and for your family. I know that God has great plans for her and will be holding her in His hands during the surgery.
Love and prayers from CA,
Shawn

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Ivy Joy from Vegas.

Carolyn

Gale said...

Always praying for that little cupcake...she has been through so much, but better days are coming. Such love from a praying Grammy in NC!!

Big Happy Family said...

Praying for you Ivy.

 
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