August 4th, 2010

The other day, Dr. Clark said that he was planning on putting a pacemaker into Verity on Friday, because it was emotionally easier not to get his hopes up.  And that if she didn’t end up needing one, that he would be ecstatic.

We haven’t see him yet today, but when we do, we are expecting him to be ecstatic.

Verity passed her test this morning!  The nurse said Dr. Clark turned off the pacemaker and watched her response for a while.  Then he reached down and disconnected the pacemaker!!

They will leave the pacemaker wires in her chest for now, but they are not connected to the machine.  They will give her at least twenty-four hours, and if there is no arrhythmia at all, then they will pull the wires out.  If there are any anomalies, they’ll continue to watch her for another day or two to see if they resolve.

They are planning to take the oxygen tent off of her today.

They are planning to wean her off her blood pressure medication today.  If she does well after that, they can remove her catheter and her arterial line.

They are planning to give her a little breastmilk slowly through her NJ tube.  If she digests that properly, they will increase the amount.

She has been very alert when she’s awake, and responds to our voices and faces.  She smiled twice at Daddy last night, when he was visiting her with my brother.  The nurse told him that Mommy was going to be jealous!

So slowly, slowly…but in the right direction!

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24 Responses to “Rejoicings!”

  1. Denise says:


    That is SUCH AWESOME NEWS!!!  What an AWESOME GOD we serve!!!!!!!!


    Oh wow–  that is all I can think to say is YEAAAAAA  and Thank you GOD!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to some pics w/o the tent and all those lines!!!  YEAAAAA

  2. Aunt Carol says:

    Praise the Saviour – ye who know Him……………..

  3. sabrina says:

    Thank you Lord! That is such wonderful news!

  4. Aunt Mary says:

    To God be the glory!

  5. Tami Swaim says:

    “Dear Heavenly Father,  Thank you for your tender mercies and your steadfast faithfulness which are new every morning!”
    Moriah CAN’T wait to meet her little girlfriend Verity!  Looking forward to having our little girls as close neighbors and friends!

  6. Becky says:

    Go Verity! :)

  7. danielle Madison says:

    Praise God!  Praise be to God!  I am so excited after reading this.  Hooray!  What a little trooper you have there.  What an answer to so many prayers.

  8. So happy to hear this!!!!! YAY sweet Verity!!! :D

  9. Marilyn Osborn says:

    Grateful tears pouring down my face….oh, thank you, Lord!  Thank you!

  10. Shannon says:

    Praising God with you at each wonderful blessing!!

  11. April Hardwick says:

    WOOHOO!!!!!! Praise Jesus!!!!

  12. Adina says:

    This brought tears to my eyes.  Yeah Verity, she is such a fighter.  I am telling you David is available for dating when she grows up he was born in April so he is just a little bit older:)

  13. stephanie says:

    I got goosebumps when i saw the title to this post. I just knew it!!!! I knew she could do it!!!! With a day to spare! Praise God! I love happy tears!!

  14. SO very, very excited for all of you *BOUNCE* YAY!!!

  15. mimi says:

    Oh my goodness! Such wonderful news!!!! YAY Verity!!! :)

  16. Angela in MT says:

    God be praised!  Joyful tears here!!

  17. Sandie says:

    Praise God!!!  Now this is reason to celebrate!!!

  18. Nancy says:

    WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!  How excited I am to hear all of the good news.  Praise the Lord for His blessings!!

  19. Debbie/debz says:

    Praise Him!!  I am teary and goose  bumpy all at the same time.  :O)

    And she smiled…..
    What a trooper!

  20. Liz says:

    Praise the Lord!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Praise the Lord – That is so wonderful!!

  22. Stephanie says:

    Susanna, I have been sharing your story whenever prayer requests are asked and many in my church are also praying for you. There are many brothers & sisters that you’ve never met that will be so excited about this great news and we will continue to pray for all of you.
    Love, Stephanie

  23. Thank you Lord!  :)  Verity is beautiful!

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