"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gus Update

Thank you all for your prayers for Gus. Unfortunately, the staff has been unable to successfully wean him off the LVAD machine and as of last night, the plan was to complete all the data gathering today via a cath and then list him tonight for a heart transplant. Please continue to pray for him, for God to give him the strength to endure until a match can be made for him. This position is such a difficult one for families to be in because they feel guilty praying for their child to get a healthy heart knowing full well what it means for the donor's family.

Coming up on Saturday we will mark 6 months since Connie's mitral valve repair and ablation. The significance of this is that we were told at that time that if he made it six months with no arrhythmias (atrial flutter episodes) that it was a good sign that he would remain free of arrhythmias! Go Connie!