Tuesday, August 19

Fixing a Broken Heart

Addy is happy to report that her future friend, Evey Falwell, is recovering well from her heart surgery last Friday. She had a small hole between her ventricles that was not closing on its own, so the doctors put a 10 mm piece of Gore-Tex in the wall to close it up. The muscle will now form scar tissue around it and they hope to not have to ever go in again. Craig and Sally are doing well after a couple long weeks of praying and waiting for the surgery. Praise God for two healthy friends who have had medical scares in the past month, Evey and Finn!

Here is the whole story from Evey's care page online: "

Evey was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect a few weeks after birth. The hole between the bottom two ventricles of her heart did not close on its own, and after our second visit to the cardiologist, it was recommended that she undergo corrective surgery.

Dr. Francois Lacour-Gayet and his team performed the surgery on Friday, August 15th, 2008. A small gortex patch was sewn over the hole. Scar tissue will begin to form over the hole and she should have no further heart issues depending on her healing process. There were no complications during surgery."

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