Update on Lily Grace

Lily-feb2012Lily Grace and her dad, Justin, my nephew.

6a00e54f95df9288340168ea7b8320970c-500wiThank you for all your well wishes for my little grand niece, Lily Grace.  I have passed them along to her family, too.

Lily Grace had heart surgery several weeks ago and, in true toddler fashion, is doing amazingly well.  Here’s my original post.  From her grandma (my sister, Laurie):  She goes back in a month for a follow up and needs antibiotics for the next six months only for any invasive procedures. Otherwise, there’s follow up every six months and then yearly to be sure the hole is still closed as she grows. The occluder scars over in a few weeks to complete the seal. The hole was slightly bigger than the doctor thought so it was fate that they choose to get it over with.

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  1. Mary, so sorry, I completely missed this! So pleased to hear that all went well She is so precious and sure looks like a Daddy’s girl! My prayers are with them that all continues to go well with her follow ups. HUGS

  2. How wonderful to hear she is doing well. Amazing how little ones come through the roughest things

  3. Georgia Tuttle

    Mary, You are the start of my day with my morning coffee! If I miss a morning I feel like the day
    didn’t start right! Keep up the wonderful job you
    do of inspiring all of us! Georgia

  4. Yeah! A contest! I will miss the pear pizzazz the most.

  5. Mary, forgot to tell you that I miss pear pizzazz

  6. Mary, love your blog..Hilda

  7. I love contests! I will miss concord crush the most. I love bold purples. Mary I love your cards and creativity.

  8. Hi Mary…I am so anxious to see the new 2012-2013 Catalog and the new items it will offer. The sneak peaks have been awesome. But see the old go…it hard! I will miss the pear pizzazz! What a fun fresh color! Your cards are so nice and inspiring,too! Thanks for the ideas!

  9. I will so miss my Friend Pear Pizzazz!! We have had many great creative sessions together – Dear PP I will miss your uncanning willingness to jump into projects and make them your own. Good Bye PP – It’s been real, you’ll be missed!!! Sniffle, sniffle, tear!!

  10. Marian Revell

    I will miss pear pizzazz. It is a nice soft color. I also am a poppy parade fan also. It’s really hard to choose one color. Mary, you design the most beautiful cards and your presentation on your website makes it most delightful to visit (which I visit almost everyday!)

  11. Woo Hoo! A contest. Well, I love Poppy Parade too! So sad to see those colors go since they are all great!

    Thanks for your great blog and support for us all out here.

  12. Mary, I have been watching your site for about 2 months now, and I have enjoyed it so much. My favorite color is Blushing Bride. It is a great background color.

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  13. I will miss all of the colord but peat pizazz the most. Bye, bye…

  14. Thank you for sending me your newsletter every day, I enjoy so much all you have to teach about card making.
    Your ideas are wonderful!

    I would like to participate on the drawing on Sunday 13th, thank you for giving us the change to win “my stash” (Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride).
    God bless!

  15. Charlotte Walker

    Mary, I visit your site every morning and just love the ideas that I glean from your site. Concord crush!

  16. Oh my gosh Mary, she is really beautiful. I am happy to hear she is doing so well.

  17. Oh my heart aches to see little angels sick. I pray she continues to get well. she is just an angel, and those eyes are adorable. hugs

  18. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Lily Grace is absolutely adorable. Big beautiful eyes.
    Prayer for a speedy recovery.

  20. What a cutie. So happy to hear she is doing well. Keep us abreast of her progress. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  21. Thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful little girl and her family.

  22. Maria Bokari (Greece)

    Oh she is so beautiful! I am happy she is well now!!

  23. What a little cutie! Best wishes to the entire family!

  24. What a pretty name and gorgeous little girl! May she be blessed abundantly.

  25. So glad little Lily Grace is doing so well – isn’t she just adorable? My best wishes to her and her family.

    From UK

  26. Kindra Delaney

    What a beautiful little girl! Glad to hear she is doing so well! Children are so resilient! Beat wishes that she continues to heal so quickly. My Prayers for her and your family Mary!

  27. Thanks doe sharing the update Mary. Lily is such a sweetheart, you can just see it in her face. And I’m sure your nephew is very relieved now that the surgery has gone well. We continuse to pray for more blessings for your extended family. All the best to all of you!

  28. tammy fletcher

    Lily is so beautiful, what gorgeous eyes. Thanks for the update, many prayer will continue for her.

  29. Shannon Baker

    I have a 15 year old boy who has had 3 open heart surgeries thus far, and continues to thrive every single God given day. I am always amazed at how resilient a fighter my son is.(And all the children we meet on our hospital stays.) Children don’t know any better than to just keep on doing their thing, a day at a time. I am tickled pink to hear another positive story. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, you, Lily Grace, and her family. God Bless!

  30. Nancy Hoffman

    Oh Mary, the only thing I can say is “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” Thank God for her successful surgery and I’ll pray for a complete recovery. I am a SU! demonstrator from New Jersey, and I have followed you for quite some time now. I love your work. I will continue to pray for you and your family, as I’m sure many of your SU! family members have been doing. Have a great evening.

  31. So so so happy to hear she is doing well…. Lily Grace has such a pretty face… does she wear ribbons & lace?… with a strong heart she will run at a fast pace… and win every race… that is why God blessed her with His Grace… =)

  32. She sure is adorable – so glad she is doing well – and I still love that name!

  33. Oh Mary, she is the prettiest little girl I have ever seen and those eyes! I’m so glad she is doing well. I will keep her in my prayers that she continues to do well.

  34. What a beautiful family. I pray she continues to recover quickly and completely. God is good!! 🙂

  35. What a beautiful child. Glad to hear all is going well. Miracles still occur. And we’re all family in this crafting world, now aren’t we? 🙂 May continued blessings be upon your family.

  36. I’m so glad that Lily Grace is doing well. My grand-nephew is 7 months old and he also has a whole in his heart. He was a twin ( boy and girl) and they were born too soon. Easton has had a hard time at first but seems to be doing better. Not sure when they will surgery but the family prays every day for him. Babies and toddlers are just so amazing. I have grandchildern and just don’t know what I would do without either one.
    God bless to you and your family.

  37. so glad to hear Lily Grace is doing well…kids are just amazing in the way they heal and bounce back! How awesome they were able to identify the issue and repair it so early….my brother (age 52) had a stroke this fall (thankfully doing well…a miracle in itself!) but they determined the cause was a never detected hole in his heart which had clotted over and eventually the clot broke loose causing the stroke. WOW! Nobody ever knew he even had it! Since then I have heard many similar stories so Lily Grace is truly blessed to have this problem identified and corrected early on.

  38. Debbi Atkinson

    So glad she is doing so well; we will continuing praying for her good health! What a lovely little girl! 🙂

  39. i appreciate all your kind words and will be sure her family knows how much all of you care!

  40. Oh, Mary, she’s a doll!!! TFS the story so we can add to hear prayer chain to help her through this. Glad she was able to have the surgery while she was too young to be scared. Best wishes to Lily and your entire family for a speedy recovery.

  41. She is a DOLL! Thanks for sharing this update.

  42. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous news about Lily Grace (love her name!!!)…my great nephew had the same surgery at about the same age – he is 11 now and so incredibly ‘normal’….glad they decided to have the surgery…they won’t reget it. Thank you for the update – she is just tooo adorable!

  43. God Bless your little Lily Grace – what a beauty like her Dad! I’m happy the operation was successful. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  44. What a beautiful little girl; she has her daddy’s eyes! Interesting that her middle name is Grace. TFS the update, Mary. I am so happy that she is doing well; it is amazing how quickly they can heal. Will keep Lily and family in my prayers. Thank Heaven for today’s medical advancements. Our granddaughter had a hole repair in her heart when she was 3 years old and is now a very healthy 12 year old.

  45. What an adorable little girl with such a beautiful name! I am glad she is recovering so well!

  46. What a beautiful little girl. May God grant her a speedy recovery and no more health problems. She’s one lucky girl to have an aunt like you who can share her story and help keep her in prayers.

  47. So glad Miss Lily Grace is doing well! She’s a little doll!

  48. What a cutie patootie, Mary! Thanks for the update. I am so happy that she is doing well after the surgery!

  49. She looks so very precious. Little ones should not have to go through any of the things that a lot of them have been through. Will keep Lily Grace and all the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    My Grsndmother’s name was Lily. I’m sure she’s looking down on your Lily Grace.

    Best thoughts to all, Sandy

  50. God bless her and the family. I will keep them in my prayers. She is beautiful and a fighter. I know that God will keep her in his loving hands and help her fight the fight.

  51. Now this really made my day! What a doll! Those eyes & your nephews eyes, wow, i’m just so happy the your whole family! God Bless! hugs, cheryl

  52. Thanks so much for the update! Since I worked in Pediatric Cardiology (once upon a time), these kids hold a special place in my heart. I thank God and am very happy that she is recovering well. We will continue to keep them all in our prayers.

  53. Mary, she’s soooo cute! Thanks for sharing the picture and the update. I’m so happy that they had the surgery and everything went well…will continue to keep them in my prayers 🙂

  54. Lily Grace is beautiful! I’m glad the operation went so well.

  55. Oh thank God , I know the filling , my son has heart and kidneys problem and had kidney transplant 10 years ago , and doing very well ‘
    Thank god , he’s 46 years old ,
    So happy she’s doing well
    Hugs Frenchie

  56. Great news Mary!

  57. What a sweetie – Praying that she continues to do well.

  58. Aw, Mary, I’m so very happy to see she’s doing better. Still keep you, Lily Grace, her family and friends in my prayers. She’s absolutely adorable!! Hugz!

  59. What a cutie; I’m so glad she had the operation now and is doing so well.

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