One week ago today our youngest baby, Averie had her open heart surgery to repair her Tetralogy of Fallot. Her recovery has been AMAZING! We are already about to go home, maybe tomorrow. She came off of the ventilator and her chest tubes were pulled so soon and without complications! That really does mean alot with babies and heart surgeries, there is so much that can go wrong and did not. We are very thankful to all of our praying relatives and friends.
Many people are asking, (meaning friends and friends of friends) "Why did they have anymore children!, I mean wasn't it bad enough that Andrew had to go through this and now another! What were they thinking." First of all, this hurts, ALOT! Secondly, not that we owe anyone an explanation, but after we had Andrew we did go through all of the genetic testing and we were told we should be fine to have more children. When we found out about Averie, we have re-entered genetic testing and they are really digging deep, as this is unusual. Would I do it all over again...OF COURSE! So not that our family's expansion is ANYONE'S business, we are NOT having anymore. Now, I feel better! By the way, noone has a choice in the matter-God designed my children exactly like HE WANTS them! And they are special because of it. If I only had one child and it was a heart baby and I wanted another, I would still risk it. It is hard, but they are worth it and anyone around us can tell you we lead a very normal life, aside from surgery. I just think too many people talk about things they have NO KNOWLEDGE about, it is usually UNEDUCATED opinion, which is worthless to anyone! My husband and I wanted 6 and maybe one day will even get to adopt, hey here you go-maybe we will adopt one of these heart babies who get abandoned because their parents did not think they were perfect! Thankfully, none of my children have terminal issues-it is all fixable-PRAISE GOD! Now, I feel soooo much better.
Our other kiddos cannot wait for their baby sister to come home. Our family is so close, we never take a day for granted. My mom has held down the fort pretty well, but is most likely exhausted! Can't wait to get home and help her!
Once again, thanks for praying! We love you all!