Saturday, September 4, 2010

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday, September 3, marks one year from the devastating news that literally broke my heart. Mason was diagnosed with severe pulmonary vein stenosis during his pre-transplant heart catheter. That day after his heart catheter we were supposed to list him for a heart transplant. But, instead we were given the news that with the stenosis identified during the catheter he would not be able to receive a heart transplant. Mason, being in severe heart failure with a hypolpastic heart, was then given only several months to live. To read more see this post and this post.

But with a lot of HOPE, FAITH, PRAYER, and the endurance of a MOTHER'S LOVE......
I did not take "NO" for an answer! I spent many days crying, many hours on my knees, and
a lot of time researching on the Internet.

And then on April 4 2010 (read this post)........
exactly 5 months ago today Mason was given a new chance at life! A true miracle blessed our family on Easter Sunday thanks to another family who gave to us during their time of mourning and loss. There have been numerous speed bumps, twists and turns during these last 5 months, but definitely better than what was foreseen a year ago yesterday! I feel so very blessed from my Father above. He never left me alone. He has held my hand through every moment of Mason's journey.

"If you are helpless, He is not. If you are lost, He is not. If you don't know what to do next, He knows. It would take a miracle, you say? Well, if it takes a miracle, why not?"

~President Boyd K. Packer~

Have a great Labor day weekend!! I know mine will be better than last year's! That is for certain!


La La said...

Wow. My husbad got his kidney transplant the day after your son got his new heart. Big ((hugs)) to you and many, many thanks to those who have given selflessly so that our loved ones can have a second chance.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE that quote!!!!!

Happy 5 months with a new heart "birthday"!

cici said...

thank you for reminding us that Miracles happen! :)
Stay strong Little Mason!

madelyn said...

Keep believin'! Thank you for allowing us to share in your journey. God is so good!!!

lmbst7 said... please pray for this heart baby. It was discovered before Bowen's birth that he has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). He was born on Thursday and had his first surgery today.

Joshua said...

Mason is in our prayers. I am curious, baby Abigail, on your list of babies, do you know how she is doing? her blog hasn't been updated since Feb 2009. I have asked many people to keep Mason and your family in their prayers. May the Lord provide you with exactly what you need today- peace, joy, strength, solitude, or merely a cup of coffee and some giggles. :)