One Step Further...

We just got another hourly update and they said the heart had just arrived from Sacramento.  They had finished reconstructing the aortic arch and pulmonary arteries and were going to be attaching and putting in Gracey's new heart.  

What a scary thought to think of her having her little heart taken out, and for a moment, only  having a machine doing all the work of keeping her alive for her.  Wow.  What a miracle that technology has come so far.  
Who knows how much longer it will be!? An hour, maybe an hour and a half...but I know that all will be well and that Grace has had angels watching over her these past long hours.  
Thank you for your prayers.  
Hopefully the next update will be to say that all is well, finished and that we are on our way to see our angel again!!
Love you all!
the Andersens


Nic & Ashley Haws said...

We can't stop thinking of you and your little Gracey. Our prayers are with you. We truly hope things progress well. I can't imagine the anxiety you must be feeling. I hope the peace lasts as long as possible. Angels most definitely attend to these little ones.
Your friends,
Nic & Ashley Haws - IHH

Carl & Karen said...

Thank you, thank you, for the updates. It's so nice to be able to check the blog and know what's going on. We love you very much!

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, Gracie's name was in two temples in California.
It was not a surprise to me that her heart came from out of state.
I pray also for the mourning mom and dad of the other child but also for their realizing that part of their child will live on and give hope to another mom and dad.
Much Love,
Grandma Atkinson

princess jen said...

I'm so glad that things are going so well! I can't wait for you to see your precious baby again. I love you!

Allie said...

That is so great I am glad all is going as planned, thankyou so must for all the post. Love allison

amywhoever said...

Hello, this is Amy I work with your Dad at EG&G. All of us here are thinking about you guys and little Gracey. I can't wait till everything is complete and this day is behind you.

Super Daysh said...

I can't believe they started the surgery before they even had the heart! That is so crazy. Thankfully it came. ;) We are still praying for you guys and love you guys so much!

Brynn said...

My prayers are with that little girlie and with your family and with the donor family... we hope she recovers quickly and is back in your arms again...HUGE HEART HUGS... Brynn Clawson Homer.. MOmma to Alex (HLHS)