Thursday, October 4, 2007

News from Mandy and Rick

Hi Everyone! I'm posting a message for Mandy and Rick. I'm asking everyone to keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers as they just learned last night that their baby boy, due in November, has a heart defect that will require immediate, emergency surgery after delivery. More information about the defect, called "Transposition of the Great Arteries" can be found here- Mandy will keep everyone updated through their "Caring Bridge" Website at this address- where updates can also be found about Landon and Brenden as well.

The doctors are planning to schedule a c-section for November 15th, and she will probably have to deliver in Cleveland because there are pediatric heart surgeons there who can do the surgery immediately. They will be spending alot of time between here and Cleveland, so if you're able to help out with childcare, meals, travel expenses, gas cards, phone cards, etc. please talk with Jake and Janie or Mandy and Rick. Above all else, please pray for a safe delivery of their son, and a safe surgery and quick recovery.