The Bartlinski Bunch

" Teresa "

" Teresa "

Teresa "Fang Fang " Bartlinski

Teresa was born on December 25, 2006 in China. She was born with a very complex heart condition. In July 2010, GOD added Teresa to our family through adoption. We have been blessed with 9 wonderful children. Gods grace has woven us together as a family. Upon bringing Teresa home from China we unfortunately learned she not only needed a heart transplant but also a lung transplant. Her doctors feel she would not survive this operation. Please help us to pray for a miracle for Teresa's heart and lungs to be healed. She is a very special little soul who has touched so many lives around the world ...
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good news and Bad news


Lucy , our almost 7 year old daughter always says ," I have good news and I have bad news. What do you want to hear first?"

Yesterday we took Teresa to Johns Hopkins Hospital . Her oxygen level was very low so they put her on oxygen and started doing several test on her heart. We were hoping that all of the medical information we had received from China was wrong ,but unfortunately it was not . All of the tests confirmed everything we already new. Teresa's heart is very damaged and so are her lungs. She is not a candidate for a heart transplant , she requires a heart and lung transplant. Hopkins will not do this operation on children because the mortality rate is too high . So the second option is to treat her heart with medicines to keep it going. This will only work for so long and she must stay away from anyone with a virus as she is more susceptible to any infection attacking her heart.The worst case scenario is a few months and the best is a few years. In a few weeks she will have a heart catherazation again and this will tell us exactly if the medicines are working to keep her heart strong. Our third option is a miracle. We need a miracle to save Teresa. When she has the cath. done again we need the pulmonary pressure (which is now over 60 )to be under 12. The Doctor said only a miracle could do this. So that is what we are praying for. If her pressure goes under 12 than she can have surgery on her heart to repair some of the damage .
The Good News is , God Can Do This, if this is HIS will !
Please ask everyone you know to pray for Teresa!

23 comments:

The Babets said...

Praying Praying praying!!!!

Annie said...

Of course I will be praying!! Ann, may I post this on my blog! I know so many of my readers would pray for her as well!! Please email me at 5puppies@comcast.net if you would like me to post this. Bless your sweet child!

campbellcrew said...

Ohhhh Ann and Ed....we are going to join some others and devote our prayers through John Paul II! Let's get this miracle started!

Single Mama to Ngoc said...

Praying for Teresa, your Family and that miracle

day by day said...

Praying for Teresa!!!!!

Lori said...

As my students used to say, "I don't like your answer!" Ugh. She is just too cute for our own good! God can do this!

Tara Anderson said...

I will be praying for a miracle for precious little Teresa!!!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Miracles do happen and we will be praying for your third option! :)

Even in the hospital bed she looks so delighted. What a joy that is to witness! Thank you for bringing such a bright smile to that precious face of hers!!!

Love and blessings,
Robin

Tiffany said...

PRAYING for your beautiful girl! I've been following her story through Robin for quite a while now and she has touched my heart. We will continue to pray for her and for all of you!

Sandy said...

Praying for miracles! God has already given her the miracle of a loving family. You can just see the love and joy shining from her face. Now for the next miracle...... PRAYING!
Blessings!

Terri Fisher said...

We will be praying for a miracle in PA! Will pass the word!

Karin said...

Praying for a miracle for sweet Theresa. She has had my heart for many months.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for God to move this huge mountain and heal your sweet baby. We will be praying my friend.

Shelli said...

I'm pretty sure we were on the same flight from Hong Kong to Newark last week -- my friend posted your blog on facebook and I recognized you! I was with my husband and our 2 boys on the Continental Flight.. ANYWAY, I am praying hard for you and your sweet girl! I remember seeing her and how tiny and sweet she is! We have 8 children - 3 birth, 1 foster, and 4 adopted! http://www.raisinnuts.com -- prayers for Teresa!

Donna L. said...

I'm asking Mother Teresa to intercede on little Teresa's behalf. I've also asked many of my friends to do the same. God bless you all!

Trish said...

Praying for y'all!!!!

Lynsay said...

Aw guys. We are praying. We love you all! Love from Beijing!!!

Dita said...

Praying for your beautiful girl.....praying VERY hard!

Rita and John said...

We are praying hard for Teresa and for your whole family.

Chris said...

Came over by way of No Hands But Ours....

I will be praying for your sweet Teresa!

Will be following your blog for updates & some "Good News"!

:)

Kim said...

Praying for a God-sized miracle for your Teresa! Thank you for sharing so many can pray for her.

Cindy said...

Dear Bartlinski Family, Standing in agreement for your Teresa. God is into the healing of the heart-- he does it everyday. I and my church family will be praying for sweet Teresa. Blessings to you all,

1001tears said...

I have been praying for your sweet girl since she first came on ASIA's list. I will continue to pray for you and Teresa. May you feel his healing hand and grace.