Friday, February 19, 2010


Hi everyone, it is Shauntelle posting for Summer. Have no fear, Summer would have posted on her own but the internet service is still down from the power outage the other day. Also Summer's cell battery has been dead and she was without a charger until today. Summer called me this morning knowing that people would be checking in on the results from Mason's long awaited CT scan yesterday.

All went well with the CT yesterday. The results look great as well. Mason's right pulmonary arteries still look good and there are no obstructions!!!!!!! The doctors feel positive about the results and they will show the results of the scans in the cardiology conference today.

Yesterday, while in CT they drew many of Mason's 'transplant labs'. These are labs they draw that specifically look at antibodies and other important information that will help them pick the perfect heart match for Mason. These lab results should all be in by Monday.

So the plan is to wait until Monday for the lab results and then place him on the transplant list . Summer is hoping that Mason will be LISTED on Monday. From that point on, Mason could receive his MIRACLE HEART at any time.

Strickland family, as always you have MANY people praying for your family. Stay STRONG, have FAITH and continue to keep HOPE alive in your HEARTS!

GO MASON!!!!!!!!!!!


The Simmons Family said...

GO MASON!! We are praying for you and have so much HOPE that you will get your new heart soon!!

Jennifer said...

That is GREAT news!!!!!

Christina said...

Yea for good news. Sending good thoughts and prayers all the way to Cali!

Hugs & Prayers,
Heart Momma to Jacob

Kimmie said...

excellent news!!! we are cheering for you sweet mason! and praying hard for your mommy, daddy, and brothers/sister to handle this "new life" the best they can.

Kyle and Alli said...

Great news! I hope all of the antibodies are low so that Mason can have the best transplant possible! Thanks for keeping us posted!

Moffitt Fam said...

What great news!! Go Mason!

She Made Mention said...

We love you Mason! We love you Summer! and We love you Mason's strong and faithful Family!

Angel Stephen's Family

cici said...

Thank you for the happy update. I will continue to pray for good news on Monday.
Mason you are in our hearts baby boy!

Mindi D said...

That is great news! Thanks for the update!
Libbi's mom

Mindi said...

Let the good news begin! We just added Mason's darling button to our blog. We're cheering for you!

McKay's mom

Hollie said...

Wonderful news!!! I'm praying for you. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you to be so far from your family. Lots of hugs!!!
Hollie, Ben and Elaina

Kristi said...
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Just Me said...

Go Mason!

Jamie said...

That's wonderful news! Thanks for the update!

likeschocolate said...

Hang in there! Wonderful news!

Michelle said...

YEAH Mason! Our little family prays for you all day everyday. We also keep our fingers and toes crossed for you.. We have your cute little button on Madison's blog. We love you! Good luck!

Take time to soak up the California sun. If you and your mamma come back to Utah with tans, we're going to be a little jealous. :)

(Can you please put the address to the Ronald McDonald house on your next post?)

Take Care. Hang in there.
(Summer, you are so brave and I admire you so much. Thank you for being such a great example to me)

Caryn said...

Amazing story. Andrea told me about you guys so I had to peek in. We went to LPCH back in 2003 for two of my sons repairs. We loved it there. I'm slightly jealous that the RMH is done- it was under construction when we were there. Hug the teams there for us. You're in good hands. Praying for Mason. {hugs}

our blog is private email and I'll send you an invite if you want.