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Adley Rose Merkt

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Raised by 77 people in 4 months
Created October 19, 2017
Wednesday October 4th, 2017, at Adley's 2 month check up, Brandon and Ashley were referred to Children's Hospital for an echocardiogram because Adley had a heart murmur. They went to Children's thinking everything was fine and more then likely was just an innocent murmur. The results came back that Adley has a large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) "hole in the heart". With the size of the hole, the doctors said it's very unlikely it will close on it's own & she will need open heart surgery in the next couple of months to close the hole. Brandon & Ashley were & are still completely shocked, scared & very emotional with the news. As brand new parents thinking of their sweet little 8 week old baby girl will have to go through open heart surgery is really hard to take in. 
Their doctors said our goal is to have her gain as much weight as possible, so she's strong for surgery. They had her 2 week follow up apt Wednesday, October 18th and she hasn't gained any weight. They are thinking she's burning so many calories eating because her heart is working so hard. They are now at Children's with her and she's on a feeding tube in hopes to get her as big and strong as possible for surgery.
We pray they can be another success story. It's just so scary to think about what she's about to go through. Brandon & Ashley are strong, but she is stronger. We all love this little girls so much. Please keep Adley in your thoughts & prayers. She is our little fighter & we know she can get through this.
All the money will go towards the hospital visits, surgery and all care for Adley. We can't thank everyone enough for your prayers, love and support during this time!
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Little Miss Adley made it home safe and sound on Saturday evening! She's doing amazing and is such a happy baby! She smiles a TON, is starting to talk (as much as a 3 month old can) more than ever and is loving being at home! Brandon and Ashley couldn't have got through the last month without everyone's support, prayers and love! Adley is definitely happy and it's fun to watch how much of a difference this surgery made on her! Thank you all again for your love and support!
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Everything is going so well for our Adley! Surgery went as well as expected. Let's pray for her to be able to come home in the next week or so. It's something that they didn't think was possible due to everything that had happened in the last 3 weeks but they can't be more thankful that there is a happy ending on the horizon. They thank you all for your love, support and prayers in the last few weeks. Adley and her parents couldn't have done it without all of you!
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As of Thursday, October 26th, a group of cardiologists and surgeons had a meeting to discuss Adley's condition. They came to the conclusion that Adley needs surgery next week. It has been scheduled for Monday October 30th at 7:30am. Her breathing is getting shorter and faster and she hasn't gained any weight. As you can imagine, Brandon and Ashley had mixed emotions about the news. Scared out of their minds but thankful that after Monday, Adley will be done and over with surgery. The road ahead will be difficult one for recovery for this 3 month old. She will be in the intensive care unit for 7-14 days depending on she's doing. In this unit Brandon and Ashley can't sleep in the room so they will be in and out of the blessed Ronald McDonald rooms at Children's but basically moving their stuff from their car and the room everyday. After Adley makes the step down from intensive care to the next room they can all stay together again. They are looking at, at least 3-4 weeks of recovery in the hospital. The best part of all of this is that Adley is getting surgery and can start growing and breathing the way she should be! Please continue to keep Adley in your prayers. Monday is going to be the hardest and best day so fair in this experience for this family. They care about you all so much and are more than thankful for everyone's love and support! Thank you all for supporting, caring and loving these 3 as much as we do!
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As of Thursday, October 26, a group of cardiologists and surgeons had a meeting to discuss Adley's condition. They came to the conclusion that Adley needs surgery next week. It has been scheduled for Monday October 30th at 7:30am. Her breathing is getting shorter and faster and she hasn't gained any weight. As you can imagine, Brandon and Ashley had mixed emotions about the news. Scared out of their minds but thankful that after Monday, Adley will be done and over with surgery. The road ahead will be a difficult one for recovery for this 3 month old. She will be in the intensive care unit for 7-14 days depending on how she's doing. In this unit Brandon and Ashley can't sleep in the room so they will be in and out of the blessed Ronald McDonald rooms at Children's but basically moving their stuff from their car and the room everyday. After Adley makes the step down from intensive care to the next room they can all stay together again. They are looking at at least 3-4 weeks of recovery in the hospital. The best part of all of this is that Adley is getting surgery and can start growing and breathing the way she should be! Please continue to keep Adley in your prayers. Monday is going to be the hardest and best day so far in this experience for this family. They care about you all so much and are more than thankful for everyone's love and support! Thank you all for supporting, caring and loving these 3 as much as we do!
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