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 ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

calm again

I think life has settled back down to a nice peaceful calm again . Well, as calm as it can get with 6 girls getting ready for Christmas , only 19 days until Santa comes and 19 days until Teresa turns 5 ( and Jesus Birthday too. She thinks Jesus will turn the same age as her).

Everyone is doing so much better. Grace's eye is improving every day . We no longer are going back every other day for rechecks , she doesn't have to return for 2 weeks now. Gemma has totally recovered from her pneumonia and will go in for her blood transfusion Thursday . She always feels more energized after her transfusion . Lucy is feeling like herself again , free from all abdominal pain . Mary's cleft palate and bone graft surgery continues to look great . She absolutely loves her new nose. Emilia and Teresa are the only two who did not have any emergencies . Teresa is doing o.k. . She has tolerated her one new med. very well and will start the second one tomorrow . She was having a little difficulty keeping her O2 above 75 this weekend and required her oxygen during the day but today she seems to have bounced back to normal. Not sure what was going on .

Last night the girls were invited to The Ronald McDonald House for a Santa Workshop. They enjoyed marking cupcake pops, crafts and Christmas decorations . I was even treated to a mini massage . It felt wonderful ! It is so nice to be able to enjoy the Christmas season finally and not be worried with medical things ... well at least for a little while . Every day is a medical worry with Teresa, just never knowing what will happen from one day to the next wears you down after a while .

"Thank You ", Casey Cares Foundation for helping to add some sparkle to our day ! It was just what we needed !


Lynda said...

YAY!!!! Will pray the rest of your Christmas holiday season remains calm and healthy.
The Carrs

Joya said...

Fabulous pictures! Have a delightful evening and enjoy the party...

Best Tests

Aus said...

Looks like it was a wonderful event - you have to love all that joy!! And yeah - we've only got three littles and the 'run up' to Christmas is taking it's toll on the old man here - y'all must be going nuts!! But it's a GREAT KIND of crazy ain't it? ;)

hugs - glad - aus and co.