Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sweet Mackenzie

I wanted to give everybody an update on this precious little girl. These pictures were taken of Amanda and MacKenzie about a week ago and I just wanted to share them with you. She has had a pretty rough week, but she is one little fighter! Earlier this week, the doctors discovered some other issues with her heart that are keeping blood from being pumped to the rest of her body. A few days ago, the doctors had to do emergency surgery to remove her colon, because it had lost its blood supply.

Here she is with all of her "gear" on post-surgery.

At one point this week, the doctors gave her a 1% chance of making it through the day. Against all odds, she not only made it through the day, but she is remaining stable and even getting a little stronger. For this blessing, we are so very thankful.
Please continue to pray for MacKenzie and for her family. Specifically,we are praying that she would stay free of infection and continue getting stronger so that she can have her heart surgery soon. Please also pray for MacKenzie and her family as she is fitted for a colostomy tomorrow. I know this will be an adjustment for everybody.

Also, several of you have asked how you can help. This touches our hearts more than you can imagine, especially since none of you have even met Amanda or MacKenzie. I have spoken with Amanda and have found a few ways that we can help. If you are interested, please let me know and I would be more than happy to give you more details.
Thank you again for your prayers. This beautiful little girl has already found a special place in our hearts and she has changed our lives in so many ways. We are completely and overwhelmingly in love with her.


  1. Oh what WONDERFUL news. God is so good! Thank you for keeping us in the loop. Yes, let me know at school how I can help.

  2. I am so glad she is doing good. Please let me know how I can help.

    Sending prayers their way!

  3. Thanks for sharing the good news, Sharon! She continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. See you soon, friend!

  4. Sharron, I don't even know what to say. I have you and your family in my prayers! She is such a beautiful baby and I hope she continues to get stronger!

  5. Oh what a miracle Sharon! This is wonderful and simply made my day, my week! I will call you to hear how we can help, kay? We love you!

  6. Such a beautiful girl! And it's nice to have faces to go with the names I've been praying for. I know they feel blessed to have you & Karson here with them.

  7. She is so precious Sharon!! We are continuing to pray! Keep us updated please!!! Love you!

  8. YAHOO!! I am so thrilled to hear that she is doing well! She has been in my thoughts and my "nightime prayers." This is truly a miracle and I am glad to share in the good news : )
    xoxox MOLLY