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Comment by Janice Aitkens on November 11, 2017 at 1:33am

Thanks Carol

Yes have had the procedure i have had a few days where i been tired & not be able to do much not sure if it the heart or what as you never know what it doing

I stopped posting the daily post as didn't think anyone was really reading or bothering about them on a daily bases

I do keep ALL of you in my thoughts & prayers

Hugs Janice

Comment by Carol B of ET on November 10, 2017 at 1:56pm

Janice Aitkens, how are you doing?  Were you able to have your procedure?  I have been praying for you.  I miss your morning inspirational posts.  

Comment by Megan/Australia on October 30, 2017 at 2:10pm
Medical science has come so far these days that I'm constantly amazed by what doctors are able to do for children and people with issues we knew nothing or very little about 50 years ago.
Take care
Comment by Marianne on October 24, 2017 at 2:52am

You are all in our thoughts and prayers Carol  peace be at your side.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 24, 2017 at 1:30am

Praying for you & your family Carol

Hugs Janice

Comment by Carol B of ET on October 23, 2017 at 1:14pm

Ladies, I need your prayers.  Our family is going through a lot lately.  I have COPD, my husband was diagnosed 3 mos, ago with prostate cancer (refusing any intervention at this time), and just last Friday Ryan our 2nd oldest informed us that his unborn child has a heart defect.  Baby Avery Rose is due in March 2018.

I have posted this in my blog.  http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/profiles/blog/list?user=3c...

Here is his text to me:

The unborn child has Tetralogy of Fallot. A congenital heart defect consisting of 4 problems that result in not enough blood flow to the lungs and a hole in the heart. This condition will require 1 - 2 surgeries, the first may occur shortly after birth and/or at 3 - 6 mos old. The number of, and timing depends on how the heart develops and how the baby is when born. There may be other physical and mental defects associated with this diagnosis, but won't know until later on - probably after birth. The specialist was really positive and gave great insight into this and we will continue to see her throughout the pregnancy. They will need to deliver in Dallas where there is a special pediatric heart surgeon and NICU available.
 
They were also told that out of all of the heart defects, this one is one of the better ones. The dr said that the outlook is very good for individuals with this condition and diagnosis to lead normal lives.
Now I have a quilting dilemma.  I have some 40 woven crosses that I have put fabric borders on and want to make a quilt out of it.   I am trying to figure out how to do it.  I do plan on putting lattice in, but if I sandwich as normal, the batting will show through the crosses.  Would you put a solid fabric behind the top, then batting and backing?  Any and all suggestions are welcome.   
Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 16, 2017 at 1:21am

Marianne They got me in quickly as once the original specialist got the letter done which was last Monday (saw him the previous Thursday) & I got the appointment letters last Wednesday so our NHS can move very quickly when it needs to

Hugs Janice

Comment by Marianne on October 15, 2017 at 5:44am

Hi Janice, am pleased u have seen the specialist, it sounds as though they r keeping u in their sights, that's good, although I'm sorry u have to have these procedures at all, thank goodness we are not in a country that doesn't have these facilities, I'm trying to b positive for you, chin up.

Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 15, 2017 at 2:35am

Thanks Megan,

I go for the pre-op assessment on Wednesday then the following Wednesday i have the procedure for the monitor

Hugs Janice

Comment by Megan/Australia on October 14, 2017 at 3:25pm
I hope things are improving for you Janice.
 

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