Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little bit of a rough day today...

Faith's surgery went quite well, but the couple of days following have been a little more challenging.  I missed a call from Jesi then returned the call to hear alarms in the background and Jesi asking me to immediately head to U of M.  Faith crashed pretty hard today.  She quit breathing and her heart stopped.  It seems her breathing tube appears to be the culprit.  It somehow pushed too far down and put pressure on her heart and lungs causing her body to react.  The good folks at U of M acted quickly to resuscitate Faith in about 30 seconds since she has a nurse essentially at bedside 24 hours a day while intubated.  It is always tough on Jesi when these things happen, and I was disappointed that I wasn't with her to help her walk through this today.  On the bright side, I was able to drop all of my stuff and drove quickly to Ann Arbor to spend the afternoon with them.  That was nice, and Faith was resting very comfortably when I left.  They continue to adjust the distractor and grow that little jaw.  Oh, if I didn't mention yesterday, they have determined Faith has the flu...although not sure of the strain.  I think she came down with it the day of or day after the surgery as I also did.

God continues to be faithful, and we continue to trust Him. 


  1. I miss you Faith! Get better soon!


  2. Praying for you guys Brad... your strength through this is such a strong testament of faith to all of us. Love you guys and praying every moment with you all.

  3. I am so sorry to read that Faith had such a scary day on Thursday. Breaks my heart to think of what she and her mama had to go through. Praise God for getting her through it and figuring out the problem. And to think she had the flu on top of all of this. Poor baby. She must be one tough little gal.
    You will all be in my prayers again tonight.
    Shisshy, Lilly's aunt