Rejoice Always

Annie’s heart echo yesterday showed that her heart function has not improved at all even though she’s been on medication for almost a week. Her IV medicine was stopped Tuesday overnight and switched to oral medication. Today, her IV was placed back in for her to receive the IV medication.

Words/phrases I don’t like, all heard from Annie’s medical team within the last 24 hours:

congenital heart disease

single-ventricle baby


open heart surgery

critically ill

hospital stay

low heart function

heart failure

we don’t know why

we can’t tell you what to expect

the textbook says so, but I can’t say we always see good results

IV again

we will keep trying

wait longer

keep waiting

wait some more

heart cath


we will know in a week if her heart can handle the next surgery or if we need to “list” her

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” -Revelation 21:4

Oh, heaven, come quickly.



One thought on “Rejoice Always

  1. Kristi Broglen says:

    Tracey and Matt, I’m so sorry that little Annie is having these problems. I am praying for a complete recovery and peace for all of you. I saw Audrey for a minute Sunday, she didn’t want to stay. We tried, but your Mom just wanted to keep her with her. I am praying for sweet Audrey too.


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