Sunday, February 1, 2009

Surgery Went Well

Emily is somewhat awake this morning, and every indication is that the surgery went extremely well. The new heart is "banging" according to one of her surgeons. Her ejection fraction, the measure of how well her heart pumps blood is now 4 times as high as it was previously. She has complained about the breathing tube and said she's hungry and thirsty. We may be on the fast track to get out of the ICU. Will post later...

17 comments:

ruixuerachel said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you all. - Rachel

Jolene said...

Great Job Emily! We know she's in the fast track, she rides!
Love,
Jerry & Jolene

Susan said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!! you sleep when she sleeps, you need to keep up your strength too...

Kinney Family said...

Thats awesome!!!!!
I'm happy for you guys.


Love,
Logan

Coach Kristi said...

I could not have received any better news this morning. What a dream come true!

jag said...

Great news. True to Emily's style. She never ceases to amaze me. Best wishes to all.

Clarks5 said...

We are thinking of you all and wish everyone well. Let us know how we can help. We're not too far up the road.

Susan and Christopher

David Nickols said...

Wonderful! We hope this is the start of a new life for you all. We are thinking of you.

David & Gail

Kate Lusenhop said...

Great job, Emily!!!!

Joelle said...

Woohoo!! We knew she'd do great!!

lrwsrw said...

The walker family went to church and shared Emily's story as a "joy" to be thankful for. The whole church joined in prayer and song. What a great day for all.....

Cindy said...

Fantastic! That's the Emily we know and love! Keep us posted on when Emily can have visitors.

Love, Cindy, Fred, Matthew & Amelia

Beth Meer said...

Wow!! What a joy to hear this great news!! I am so proud of Emily and her wonderful parents -- our thoughts are with you guys. I love you.

Jean Lapper said...

Em, you go girl. You are amazing.
We are so happy for all of you. We love you. Hugs and kisses.
jean, jen, julia and calvin too

Carters said...

Our prayers are with you all

Joan and Walt Carter

ellen knapp said...

Praise the Lord, we are so happy for you. prayers will continue. please give her our love, ellen

JamieTaylor said...

Hi Emily,
I hope you feel better. I would like to see you soon.
Love,
Emma

Emily,
I am glad everything turned out so well. I am sure that you will be running laps in no time! Rest up and we will talk to you soon.
Love,
Jamie