Thursday, February 7th

Since February is Heart Month, I thought now would be a great time for an update on Katelyn 🙂

It’s been a little while since I have taken the time to write, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas with our miracle girl. And we will be planning her birthday party soon, she is growing so fast! Its hard to believe that in 2 short months Kate will be turning two. Its strange because certain parts of the past two years seemed to take an eternity while we were living them, but when I look back, time has just flown by.

She is doing well, despite this crazy flu season. We stay home A LOT, safe in our little “bubble.” She doesn’t seem to mind, seeing as she gets to watch lots of Mickey Mouse, play with her toys and run around outside in the backyard all day long.

Even with the precautions we have taken, she has managed to get a couple stomach bugs over the last month. One hit her so hard, it caused her hemaglobin to drop and she needed a blood transfusion. We had two hospital stays and an unplanned trip to Houston all within a month; January was very busy!! I am happy to report, though, that February has been smooth sailing so far and we are very thankful!

We have her next biopsy and checkup in Houston set for April. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for good results! These trips (especially the biopsies) are very nerve wracking and stressful for Andrew and me. Its a lot of anxiety beforehand, so far we have been very lucky and have gotten lots of good news, but the fear is still there. We appreciate your continued prayers for Katelyn and our family.

Playing with her baby

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Sword fighting with Braden

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Seeing Santa, think she liked him?

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Swinging!

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About katelynsmarathon

Our blog follows the journey of our sweet baby girl, Katelyn Mae. She was born April 14, 2011. At 5 weeks old she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and we were informed she would need a heart transplant. We were transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. On Sunday, July 3rd we received the life changing call that a heart was available for our princess. Katelyn is absolutely thriving with her new heart and we are eternally thankful for the miracle workers we call her doctors, and the donor family that gave the gift of life to our Kate.
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4 Responses to Thursday, February 7th

  1. Janet says:

    It is certainly a blessing that the pictures you have posted do not have to include hospital photos. Santa, baby dolls, brothers, and swings, are the photos all little one should have. Thank you for sharing your journey. Prayers are offered for increased and continued health for your beautiful daughter!

  2. Angie Tidwell says:

    I will keep Katelyn in my prayers, and I ask Mary often how she is doing! So glad that she is doing so very well!! GOD is BIGGER and He is reason we get through these rough times!! Thank you for sharing Kate with everyone!! God Bless!! Ang 🙂

  3. Debbie Childress says:

    Thanks for the update. She looks so happy and beautiful! Braden is getting so big too! God bless you all and happy Valentine’s Day. I will pray for a great report on her upcoming checkup.

  4. Sherry Allison says:

    Thank you for the update! What a joy to see these wonderful pictures and how precious she is. She is so blessed to have you as her mother to walk through this journey with her. You all are in our prayers! God bless you all!

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