Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pray for Brandt

Please pray for precious, adorable little Brandt. He's one-week old today and is currently in surgery at MUSC for his Norwood procedure with Dr. Bradley. Brandt has the same special heart as Chase, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). I had the privilege of meeting his mommy, Lindy, before they headed to Charleston for Brandt's birth.

You can follow Brandt's blog to check in on him and see some pics of this incredibly handsome little man. Seems the PCICU has already nicknamed him "Super B" as he stabilized very well after birth and was able to camp out for the week before his surgery without requiring intubation or any other procedures outside of the "norm" for a "classic" HLHS case.

Please continue to pray for Brandt today and especially over the next 3 days as his little body recovers from open-heart surgery and adapts to his new circulation. Also pray for Dr. Bradley as he performs Brandt's surgery, and of course, pray for mommy and daddy as they wait. I remember all too well what it was like in that PCICU waiting room all day, anxiously waiting for that pager to beep with an update on the surgery, praying continuously throughout the day for God's hand of protection on that precious child. Please hold them all close today and in the days to come!

I couldn't help but share this adorable pic from Lindy's blog... don't ya just wanna squeeze him tight?? Such a cutie!!!