Bless Her Little Heart
Beautiful Jacklyn Marie is scheduled for open heart surgery on August 17.
Jacob and Trisha will be traveling up to Seattle for the surgery with baby Jacklyn. Big brother Tristan will be staying back with family.
To repair the AV Canal in Jacklyn's heart, the cardiologist has told them to prepare to stay for up to 10 days after the surgery.
During the open heart surgery they will be completing the incomplete wall in her heart and splitting her single valve into two.
Overall Jackie is doing pretty well. She is not currently on any medication which we are thankful for. During her therapy (occupational therapy) She gets very tired, pretty quickly, she also has a hard time breathing in the heat, but overall she is doing very well for having a heart that needs repaired.
We ask for your prayers during this time as this journey is a hard one - emotionally as well as financially. Any amount you feel led to share to help with these costs is greatly appreciated. We recognize it's hard everywhere so whatever you share is precious.
Thank you, with love from the Giese family.
"We're busting out of the hospital, this little girl has done amazing. Jake and I just can't believe we are already leaving! Thank you everyone for your prayers and support." -Trisha Giese
They will have to stay in Seattle until Jackie's last check up, either Wednesday or Friday.
"Little Jackie spent alot of the day sleeping today, she had alot of pain this morning again so we are mostly working on pain control while she continues to heal. She spent a few min today playing with her toys. It was nice to see her cheer up a little bit.
If you can believe it they are talking of discharging her as early as tomorrow. So crazy to think that after just 4 days post open heart surgery they think she is well enough to leave. We still have to stay in town till Friday to ensure nothing changes before we make the trip back to idaho. And for her to have her post-op apt. I am so thankful for her and that she is doing good. We were terrified to get this surgery done but we can already tell her breathing has changed and that she will get better as the healing continues. Thank you everyone for praying for our little princess. God sure took care of her."
- Trisha Giese
Jacklyn is doing so good today! She has her breathing tube out but still is getting a little bit of oxygen from a nose mask. She is eating from a bottle again already and taking oral medicine. The doctors are saying we may be able to leave the ICU today and move down to patient care. Thanks for all the prayers and support!