Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yesterday was the big heart day


We finally got Zane all set with his heart surgery. He had a VSD which is the most common heart defect in children and is a hole in the heart. He hadn't been gaining weight and was considered "failure to thrive" so they did surgery so that he will be able to exert more energy and grow stronger. The surgery took about 3 hours and he did very well. He's in the ICU for the next couple of days and then will be transferred to a regular room. It's hard as a mother but I also know it is for the best and considering what else we've seen up there we consider ourselves very lucky. Thanks to all your love and prayers.

13 comments:

Kristy said...

Okay, so I'm sitting here actually bawling my eyes out. You just don't realy realize how crazy of it thing it is until you see a photo like that. Jana....bless you for being such a good mother to allow lil' Zane to go through his surgery. I just don't know if I could do it. Give the dude a hug squeeze from me when you see him and tell him that Aunt Kristy says his "zipper" is totally going to be the biggest chick magnet when he's older.

Love you guys.

Tracey said...

What a sweet little boy! This made me all teary eyed too and I am sitting here at work for crying out loud.

We sure love you guys.

Dan said...

What a little trooper. It is hard when you know what a big deal this is and he does not even know what is going on. "Some dudes took me from my mom and when I see her again I'm all hooked up and hurt"
I knew all would be well and now he can move on. Just don't make him laugh for a while

Sheryl said...

Jana - it looks pretty scary now, but he's just going to get better and better. So glad he's doing well.

Holly said...

Bryan and Jana,

We love you guys so much! All of you have been in our prayers so much. It is so heart wrenching to see him like that, but we know he has a strong spirit and wonderful parents that will help him get through this ordeal. If you need us for anything, please let us know. We can take Quinton at a moment notice if you need us to. We are here for you.

Jana said...

Thanks all of you for so much love and support.

Beth said...

What an emotionally touching picture! He seems so small there. Bless you all for having to endure this sort of thing.

Jorunn said...

Oh my.... I`m all teary after looking at this picture! He`s so small and precious, and looking at him in the hospital bed like that just broke my heart!
But you`r right, little Zanes VSD could be fixed, unlike some of the things you`ve probably seen being in the hospital.

I`ll keep him in my prayers, and hope you all stay strong trough all of this!

Hugs,
Maya!

Vivi said...
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Vivi said...

Oh, dear, what a hard hard time... my heart breaks to this picture but I'm really glad that because of this surgery your little boy can grow much stronger... and remember, since he endured open heart surgery at such an early age, he'll be able to endure anything! God bless you for being such a great mother!! I'm here praying for you and little Zane! Love,

Linda said...

Jana & Brian,
I am praying for your family and Zane. We are so blessed to have the medical people and facilities to take care of Zane. I pray for a quick recovery and that he will thrive. My love and prayers are with you. Linda

Erin said...

Bryan and Jana,
Cameron and I just wanted to add our love and support. Zane has two great parents and now he will have a heart strong enough to love them forever and ever. Hang in there.

rose said...

oh now you have me sat here crying my eyes out !! Oh just thankful the good lord got him through surgery,and now praying zana recovers speedily and hugs Jana,your such brave a mom