Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Year Ago Today...

....was the hardest day of our lives.

One year ago today, at only 4 pound and 12 days old, we handed our beautiful baby girl over to a team of surgeons to repair her broken heart. All I wanted to do was wrap my arms around her and protect her from the pain she would have to endure.
One year ago today, Trista became my hero.

God is so good!

Here is a copy of the CarePages posts from that day. The day that changed our lives forever.

Wednesday, March 11th
Posted Mar 11, 2009 12:23am
So, it's 12:22am and we're off to the hospital. Trista's sats dropped again overnight and they had to put her back on all the medication. Surgery is inevitable at this point.
I'll post more later today once I have more information.

Please Pray!
Posted Mar 11, 2009 2:26pm
Trista was just taken into surgery for a full heart repair. Please pray for her strength. The surgery should last about 5hours.
I will update more later today.

Post-Surgery Update
Posted Mar 11, 2009 7:48pm
Wow...what a day. Trista made it her through her complete repair surgery and she is doing well. The surgeons were very happy with how everything went. Now, we just need to pray that her body reacts well to the trauma and heals. The next few days are critical for her recovery.
We haven't been able to see her yet. Should be able to in about 30 minutes. We are so blessed that she has done so well throughout this - your prayers are working!



  1. She is so cute and precious. We all still think about her every day! Happy first birthday!
    John,Michelle, and Brayden Otten

  2. She is just so stinkin cute. Happy Bday Trista

  3. Sorry this comment is late....but WOW, Trista is such a fighter! Having open heart surgery at 4 lbs...amazing! Happy (belated) Healthy Heart Day Trista!

    ps~I love the two little teeth! Too cute!