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!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Miracle...In Gods Time.





Friday I talked with the Transplant Team Coordinator for Teresa's heart transplant . We will meet with the entire team very soon . There is So much information to think about and process. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all. I can hardly believe we are at this point. Only by Gods love and mercy have we gotten here. HE has perfectly orchestrated every step. So many more things need to fall flawlessly into place but I know in Gods time they will.

Five things we are focusing our prayer on ;

1. For Teresa to be accepted for a Heart transplant. She will need to go through a lot of testing to see if she qualifies.
2. For our insurance to cover the transplant and all medical care 100%.
3. For God to provide a loving, caring Nanny to help take care of the girls at home while I am in Philly for weeks, possibly months with Teresa and the provisions to afford her salary .
4. For Teresa to stay healthy and her heart to stay strong as she waits.
5. Peace- Peace for the family that will lose their child and give Teresa life.

Tomorrow Miss Gemma Love will have her blood transfusion and then on Tuesday she will have an MRI under general anesthesia. We are praying she does not have any further damage to her liver or heart and for her ferritin levels to have come down (she is still over 3,500 after 2 years on meds. to lower it . Normal levels are between 10-300.)

Emilia went shopping with Mayzie this weekend ! They both did fantastic at the mall . Mayzie and Emilia will graduate on March 31st., then she will start having sleep overs and eventually move right on in to our crazy life. She will go from a very quite house to one filled with noise , laughter and a lot of hugs and kisses for her all the time . All the girls can not wait for her to come home permanently .
Emilia' next surgery has been scheduled for April 25th. She wanted to have her arm done first instead of her leg. Her Doctor felt this would be fine since both of her legs are stable right now. He will lengthen her arm and reposition her hand . She will be in the external fixator device for almost 6 months . The one good thing about this is she will still be able to go swimming all summer with it on ! Mayzie will be there with her through the surgery , recovery and many months in PT.

The one major thing I have learned over the past year and a half is Patience. I am the type of person that wants things done yesterday . Having to wait ,learn patience and give up control has been pretty difficult . But Teresa's Miracle is "IN Process" in Gods time , not mine . There were so many lessons we needed to learn first and God is making that very clear to us now . Without patience and perseverance I don't think we would be ready for this next step in Teresa's journey.

9 comments:

Laine said...

We continue to pray for Teresa and we will lift up these requests specifically!!!!!
I know patience is definitely one of the many precious qualities of your beautiful family!

Rita and John said...

Thank you for the update! We continue to pray for Teresa and your whole family.

Wanda House said...

Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for you and your family; keeping these requests in mind. Our wonderful God is capable of doing all that we ask. May His name be praised.

Aus said...

Good morning Ann and family - as always - we will hold your prayer intentions in our prayers as well!! Thanks so much for the updates - y'all are very special to us!!

hugs - aus and co.

Rebecca said...

Mary, you have taught me so much about having strength and patience. I am in awe of you and your entire family!

Lynda said...

Will continue to pray for the Lord to meet your families needs and bring healing and wholeness to each member.
The Carrs

AC said...

Will continue to pray and add the specifics you requested. I'm so thankful that you are sharing...it has truly been a blessing to me to pray for Teresa and your family. God is so good!! AnnC in TN.

Liz K said...

Our pre-schooler is storming the heavens for you every night.

Debbie Sauer said...

She makes me smile! Blessings