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 ...

Sunday, February 5, 2012


It seems like waiting is something we do a lot of these day . Waiting for surgeries, Doctors appointments , physical healing ... This past week has us waiting for biopsy results.

A few weeks ago , Lucy started with severe abdominal pain and vomiting again . It was exactly the same as in November that ended her up in the hospital . This time she was seen by a GI Doctor . Last week she had a colonoscopy and Endoscopy . She had 2 areas of "Concern". The Doctor unfortunately would not reveal any further information and was adamant on waiting for the biopsy results to come back before he would discuss it further. So we are waiting and praying . Patience is definitely not one of my attributes . The results should be back in 7- 10 days.

Today Emilia had another visit from Mayzie. Annabelle(AKA "Puppy Lovins") has made great progress. She no longer tries to kill Mayzie. We have been implementing Cesar Milans (AKA The Dog Whisper)techniques. Annabelle no longer is the "Pack Leader", I am . She is a completely different dog . She accepted Mayzie without any incident and quickly became best friends. So happy for this !
Mayzie has been such a blessing for Emilia. She is a much more self confident child. She has learned all the commands and is so proud of "Her Dog".

Teresa, she is still using her oxygen during the day . She seems to be very blue and winded a lot . We return to CHOP on Feb. 17 . I know the Doctors say her lungs are slowly healing but it is very difficult to believe this when she seems so tired , out of breath and blue all the time . One thing is for sure , it has definitely not affected her personality . She is still the "Boss" as she likes to be called . One of our favorite sayings each day ( well about 50 times a day ) is "Who is the Boss Teresa?" Slowly , very quietly she answers, "You are Mommy, but can I be the boss when I am a Mommy ?"

Miss Gemma "Love" is doing great. She was able to hold on to her blood for 4 weeks this time. We hope she is trending in the right direction . Her Ferritin levels are still extremely high . We have been trying for 2 years to lower her levels with no avail. She will have another Ferriscan this month to see if her heart and liver have any further damage.( she has this test done once a year along with a liver biopsy).

Thank you for all the prayers for "Our Girls", they definitely are a huge "Blessing " in our lives.

If you could also keep in your prayers Min Min . ( Teresa's friend from The China Care/Half the Sky Home ). She is having surgery on her Heart this week .

P.S. The song is for Teresa. She LOVED the half time show of Madonna . She loves anything that sparkles and she loves to dance. She was quick to point out to me that Madonna was not wearing a skirt but a dress . We watched it 9 times .


Rita and John said...

We continue to keep you all in our prayers as you wait for answers. Thank you for the update--and what great news that the dogs are becoming friends.

Aus said...

Great stuff Ann - with all that goes on in their lives - your kids have "normal" - such a gift - you are an inspiration!

hugs - and continued prayers -

aus and co.

Lynda said...

Will absolutely continue to keep you all in our prayers.
The Carrs

Debbie Sauer said...

Sending you blessings and hope that all the tests will come back with good results. I thought MinMin was being adopted?

Amy said...

We are praying for you all. God Bless you!

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

I've been off blogs for awhile and was wondering how everyone was doing. I'm still praying daily for your sweet family!