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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ivy's In Her Room!!!

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Mary just sent me this amazing recap of Ivy Joy's miracle surgery today... And, she asked me to post.. (Such a privilege!)


"Ivy Joy is in her room!   Her Chest is open and will stay that way till at least monday. 

Surgery went beautifully!!!

 All of her other heart parts were fine.  All these problems were being caused by the mitral valve not working.  She had No clots!!!

Are you ready for this???  The valve flap was stuck by a large ball of scar tissue!!! Who knows how long it's been there? We don't!  I got to see it, he brought the whole valve with him when he came to see me.  I wanted to keep it but so did her doctor and he won!   This has never ever been seen before! At least not here in Boston.  Oh Ivy!! I am so sorry baby!  But so relieved at the same time! No clots floating around.
We did the right thing! Oh can i just tell you the sheer joy and relief I feel right now?
This would never have dissolved and never come loose. The valve would have stayed stuck and Ivy would not have survived. 

We talked about transplant a few days ago and the doctors felt that this valve was causing all the problems and replacing it would be the optimal choice for Ivy. But there was always that unknown. They could have opened her up and found problems with other parts of her heart. That's what usually happens with her. They felt it was worth a try. And it was!!!! We cried out, we begged, we caused a flood of prayers and tears today, and God heard our cries!!!!! Ivy gives us all hope doesn't she? How can you not believe in miracles? In love? In joy? In grace? In God!?

Ivy now has a new mitral valve. It is a pig aortic valve turned upside down and flipped up. They don't make a tissue mitral valve small enough for her so this was the ideal choice for Ivy. It won't last forever, this won't be her last surgery, but we pray in Gods holy name that it is the last emergency one and the last for a long time!!!!!

I'm going to go see my girl now!! "
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88 comments:

Anonymous said...

The news just gets better.

Eunice

nojobela said...

oh my!...such good news tonight...humble thanks being lifted up on high!

Anonymous said...

Amen!!!!! Prayers were answered!!!

Stefanie said...

What unbelievably wonderful news!! Go Ivy!! And Go GOD!!

Jumping for joy with you tonight :)
Stefanie

Ladyblog said...

Praise God! I'm so glad to hear good news. As usual, tears flow as I read her updates! Still praying in FL!!

The Harlicka Family said...

Tears of JOY!!! God is so good!!! Chloe says to please tell Ivy, "I hope you feel better!!" Avery was busy making Lexi and Ivy duct tape clutch purses (Hello Kitty of course!) We are all so happy to hear this amazing news!!!

Jen said...

uPraise God!!!!! Rest now, little one!

Lori said...

Praising God for great news!!!! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!! Enjoy loving on your Precious girl!!

Blessings
Lori

DiJo said...

The lyrics, 'Blessed be Your Name" keeps playing in my head!!! Celebrating with you Mary!!!! Ivy Joy has been made new again!!!!! Thank you Dr. Amazing!! Thank you Jesus! And, thank you Mary for your faith that inspires us all!!!

I just have to quote my favorite Ivy Life verse again...
Matthew 19:26: Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God ALL things are possible." ~Amen!!!!!!

Teachn18 said...

Praise God! She is definitely a living miracle!!! Praying for a restful night for you both!

Kathy said...

So glad to hear all has gone well and Ivy Joy is back in her room with her momma. Praying for peace and healing.

Leanne said...

Thank you for this news. If Ivy doesn't make you believe in miracles, I'm not sure what will!!! What a blessing this little miracle is to all of us! She is such an inspiration. Unbelievable!

Sarah said...

Oh praise God in Heaven! What a wonderful surprise!! SO glad to read this post.

Betty said...

Wow! That is awesome news! My husband and I watch for updates every day - a couple times a day - This is the bionic baby for sure!
The surgeon is beyond believeable as well.
I'm sure your family is over the moon with joy for "Ivy Joy"!
God be with you and with us all...
From British Columbia, Canada

Sue Lucas said...

This is just awesome news !! We just knew God was already there in Boston before Ivy and Mommy arrived .He hoovered over around and through that place to prepare all just her His little Ivy !!

Laine said...

Thank you Jesus! Oh Thank you Jesus!!!!! I read Matthew 8 this morning and prayed prayed prayed for Ivy's healing!
We will keep on praying!!!!

Jane Klingenberg said...

Rejoicing with you and praising God now!

Humbly thankful,

Jane

"Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all we can ask or think"!!

Sue Lucas said...

sorry Hovered !

Cindy said...

Yessss!! Thank God. Can't wait to see pictures of her smiling and showing her sassy side to the hospital staff. Still Praying in Ohio

Aus said...

HOORAH - I love it when God.is.smart.like.that!

hugs and great joy -

aus and co.

Wendy said...

Wow....I'm speechless...and thrilled...and thanking God, and Dr. Baird..and Children's and you, Mary, for without you, she'd never have gotten back to Children's. Such amazing, wonderful news, but I knew you were all a great team and I knew this could happen! Sending love and hugs to you both!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Have prayed for Ivy Joy as if she were my own granddaughter....our 6 yr old grand girl is also from China and has had several major surgeries. We rejoice with you today!

Anonymous said...

yay!!! yay, yay, yay!!

In TX we are yelling YAY!!!! Go Ivy GO!!!!

Hayden and her mommy

Leslie R. said...

Thank you for keeping all of Ivy Joy's fans updated.

Anonymous said...

Praising God in Georgia!

Mom of Fab Five

Lori said...

So happy to read this good news! Your little Ivy is made of tougher stuff than anyone would ever imagine! :-)

alexa said...

Thank you God and thank you to the incredible medical team!
Ivy is a miracle, she has touched so many people with her grace and strength.
Still be praying.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, prayers answered!!!! ~Holly

Jen Barbee said...

Yay God!

Karen said...

This is amazing news Mary. Dr. Baird is truly a miracle worker. We have been thinking of you and Ivy all day. Sending you both hugs. Love to you and Ivy.

Karen

Erin said...

Still praying from TX. So thankful for the wonderful news!

Holly said...

Thank you God!! Thanks Dr. Baird!! Thank you Ivy for being Ivy, so joyful, so loved, so beautiful, so strong....and last but not least thanks Mary for loving on Ivy Joy, for being so faithful!! Thank you God once again for placing Ivy Joy in Mary's arms for she is the best Mother on earth for Ivy.
Love and praying,
Holly

Maggie said...

Maggie, along with Abbey, Olivia and Sophie are excited about Ivy Joy's surgery being successful!!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Ivy Joy, you go Girl...we love you!

Cynthia said...

I have packed my daughter's house and prayed and prayed and prayed today. I am so thankful. Please hug that dear doctor one extra time and kiss Ivy's hand for me.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praying still in Gallatin, TN!!!

Rebecca said...

yay!!! what wonderful news!!!

Jane said...

Yipee! Praise the Lord! Love and prayers from Texas

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, great news, very happy in California!

Bob

Luciana said...

What wonderful news to wake up to.

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY

:)

Love,

Lu and Mila in China.

Kim said...

AWESOME NEWS! Praising God from whom all blessings flow!!

Jboo said...

Such wonderful news!

Sue Mom of Two said...

What a miracle! This little girl has been through SO much in the last couple of months.....let us all pray that this is the LAST open heart surgery for a LONG time. Thank you, God!

Ana said...

So glad to hear that she did well! Continued prayers for a quick recovery. Thank you for the updates!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!! Have been thinking/praying for Ivy Joy all day. Smother her with kisses and hopefully you can also get restful sleep tonight. Pam M.

Lisa said...

AMAZING NEWS!!! Just saw this blog post!!! PRAISE the LORD!!!! Go, miracle baby!!!!

Yvette said...

I keep standing in awe of Him but I just rejoice

Lori said...

Somehow I feel like I've been an eyewitness to the birth of a new baby today! No wonder there was such peace last night! God knew what He had "up His sleeve" the whole time! Is He GOOD, or what? Dancing and celebrating with you tonight! Lori McCary

Jo said...

Yippee Jesus....Yes, we do believe in miracles.....
Now to rest and rejoice.

Anonymous said...

Mary,all I can say is WHAT A WONDERFUL FATHER WE ALL HAVE IN HEAVEN_------PRAISING GOD AND THANKING HIM WHO MADE US ALL FOR THIS LITTLE ONES WONDERFUL MIRACLES PERFORMED BY DOCTOR BAIRD WITH OUR FATHERS GUIDANCE---WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS!!!PRAYING for a restful nite for Ivy and you and the drs. too- GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD give Ivy a kiss for me!! continuing in prayer,blessings,Cathy in Illinois!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!
Joy

Maggie said...

praying mightily. Thanks be to God!

Even Miracles said...

Thank you God . There is grace , hope , love , faith , joy and miracles because if Him and done by him Ivy is proof ! and sometimes miracles take a little time !
Continued prayers

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for Ivy. I cried when I read her heart otherwise looked great. You SO did the right thing. Yes, the porcine valve will have to be replaced as her heart grows but that will be a PLANNED surgery and Ivy will go into it healthy! No need to worry about that! I'm just so happy for you and I can't wait for photos of Ivy smiling.
Beth

Tim and Monica Kane said...

Tears of joy! Such wonderful news!

Fannie said...

I can't stop smiling AND crying!! Thank the Lord!! That is such wonderful news!!!

I'm so glad you headed to Boston!

We're praying Ivy will do great and she'll be closed up, awake, and ordering everyone around in record time! ;)

Keeping up our prayers in NYC!
Fannie

Paige said...

amazing blessing!!!!!!!!So very thankful!!!!!

Turtle Mom said...

Praise the Lord! AWESOME news! So happy for Ivy, her entire family and her medical providers.

Anonymous said...

Our GOD is just a totally AWESOME GOD!!!! ~ deb ~ (continuing prayers)

Vicki said...

Praising The Lord for all He has done and all He WILL DO in and through Ivy Joy! I've been waiting to hear this good news all day!

Kristi said...

Checking in on u and sweet little Ivy... Can't WAIT to hear about her talking up a storm and feeling good again!! Thank u God for being in the OR with Dr. Baird today!! Looking forward to hearing more from u Mary as u are able... xoxo for Ivy

3 Peanuts said...

I am circling Ivy Joy with prayer. I am so thankful that she did so well in surgery. such joyful news.

Martha @ Berrybliz said...

woo HOO... hALLlelujah...God is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Praying for
Complete healing with no complications. Praying
To our great physician with thanksgiving and faith.

Anonymous said...

God is so good!!!

Big Happy Family said...

Just so thankful.

the beatties said...

Hallelujah! Praise God and thank you Dr Baird for all you have done and will still do for precious Ivy.

Annette Duty said...

this is just so amazing awesome news!!! Thank you God for your miracle. What a blessing that she is now healing and we pray she'll be home soon enough to finish off her Christmas treats!! We will continue praying!!

MaddJaxMom said...

Praise God! Continuing to lift Ivy up in prayers from Colorado!

Kathie

johnjohntwo said...

Prayers still going up from Saint Paul and Minneapolis. God's favorite little girl has
a new life and Mom's faith has prevailed !

What a glorious day !

J C

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Anonymous said...

Nothing is too big for our God! Amen!!!

Grandma Shelley said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Fantastic news!

deborah said...

OH, soooo happy to hear that Ivy Joy is doing well. I, too, hope that this will be the final step in her LOOONG battle for a healthier heart. Let this be the answer for a good long while. :)

Jen said...

You have been in my prayers and in my heart all day! Tears of joy knowing that God is so good! May all continue to go smoothly for your sweet little one.

The Whitledge Family said...

Yea!! God hears our prayers. Crying tears of joy again while sitting at my bar.

Anonymous said...

your faith lifts me up! Continuing to pray for your precious peanut

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jesus!

jaxgatormom said...

Thank you Lord Jesus! Praying for continued healing for your little one.
Angela

Kristi said...

That's amazing! What that little girl has been through is unbelievable.

Scott and Kim said...

We are so happy to read how Ivy is doing. Ivy is so incredibly strong... just like her family. You are all awesome. We continue to keep you all in our prayers and think about you often.

Yvonne said...

God is good all the time... all the time God is good

Tina Michelle said...

sweet girl!~ She is in my thoughts all the time. I hope this keeps her little body healthy for a little while she so can heal up and gain some strength!

Carmen said...

Ivy is amazing!! What a fighter. Of course Mary you and your family is the reason she keeps on fighting. Thanking God for your family and continuing to pray for Ivy's healing.

Kristi said...

Checking on u 2 for the umpteenth time today. Hope all is going well!!!! Assuming so that u r surely one exhausted Mama! xoxo to darling little Ivy

anne said...

wonderful news!!!

The Heald Family said...

I have been out of town but praying for Ivy during your trip back to Boston and surgery!
love.......Cathy & Lucy Wu

kay said...

God's miracles have no bounds.
God's grace has no limits.
God's power is beyond our imagination.

Angie said...

I have been following Ivy's story through a friend of mine Sandra T. We both adopted girls with cleft issues. May I just say I am so blessed to be able to rejoice in the miracle God has gifted to Ivy and your family. What an honor it is to follow your story and pray to our Father on Ivy's behalf. Glory to God for his kindness and love and his great provision for sweet Ivy. May many more blessings follow this!!!

snekcip said...

IVY JOY!! YOU ARE A LIVING TESTIMONY!! PRAISES BE TO GOD!!

 
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