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" 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 ...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teresa Update

Teresa was adopted in China on July 13, 2010. On July 22, 2010 she became an American Citizen. We were not sure she would survive the 15 hour flight home , but she did. We have been home for 2 months and 6 days and Teresa is doing great. She has bonded with everyone and loves experiencing something new every day . She has gained 3 pounds and is getting stronger every day . We still closely monitor her vitals and limit her physical activity . She has trouble playing outside for longer than 15 minutes because it becomes too physically exhausting for her. We also must carry her up and down the steps because this causes her to have difficulty breathing.

Last week we met with Teresa's Cardiologist and discussed her long term care. The team felt if they tried one procedure it would cause a different problem to occur. If the pulmonary band was tightened it would help to save her lungs but would cause ... If the pulmonary band was loosened it would help her to breath better but would cause ... If the enormous Hole in her heart was closed it would cause... and she might not survive the surgery . None of these procedures would FIX her heart only cause different problems. The only FIX is to have a heart transplant, but this can not happen because of her damaged lungs. So their solution ... do nothing and pray she does not get a virus or infection because then she would ... With the flu season starting , we have become more protective of where we will take her . We will ALL get the flu shot this year.

Yesterday we had an appointment with our most favorite Doctor in the world, Dr. H. F. (genetics, she is also Lucy's Genetics Doctor ). She will be doing several genetics test on Teresa . She also is going to search her enormous data base of Doctors around the world for someone that might be able to offer some hope for Teresa's heart.

We are praying for GOD to lead us to make the right decisions for Teresa.

(P.S. Ming Ming is on the shared list that just came out and BAAS has pulled her file for their agency . You may still request her file from them if you are with another agency .Her "special need"... she is a beautiful 4 year old girl who really wants a Mommy and who just happens to have a complicated CHD. If we had the money we would adopt her. )


ChellisFamily said...

My name is Donna and I live in Maine with my husband and two daugthers from China. We first heard of Teresa through Robyn (Red Thread Stiches) We met Robyn in China when we adopted our 2nd daughter.
We want you to know we are praying for you and your family and especially Teresa. She has held a special place in all our hearts for a long time. When we heard she had found a family, we rejoiced!!! It is such a delight to read your blog!! Know that we send our love and we serve a God who is a miracle worker!!!! Please give your daughter a kiss on behalf of the Chellis family in Maine :o) We also wanted to give you this link - he is suppose to be a wonderful pediatric heart doctor in Maine He has a special love for China and has preformed surgeries there.

Aus said...

First know that we have followed Teresa's story for a long time - and are so pleased that you were her forever family! We will hold you and her in our hearts and prayers. If you travels for her (or anyone) would bring you to the Cincinnati area (CCHMC and Christ hosptials have done some really good work) know that your family will want for nothing while you are here!

hugs and prayers - aus and co.

Rebecca said...

Thank you for update. I think about Teresa and your entire family every single day!

Jo's Corner said...

Hi Ann! SO HAPPY to see Teresa growing and thriving in the love and care of her family!! Ann, could your send me your email address? I have some info. re. possible cardiologist. My email is:
Thanks! JO

Teresa said...

Happy to hear updates on your little Teresa Caroline. She is just a beautiful ray of sunshine to my day. We are praying for healing and/or a doctor with a new knowledge that holds the key to her healing.