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, June 18, 2013

ECMO

This morning Teresa came out of surgery with her right ventricle struggling but not too bad.   A few hours later she went into full cardiac arrest and had cpr performed for over thirty minutes.  She was put on life support (ECMO).'  Her left and right ventricle are not functioning at all.   At this point the Doctors are unsure of what is the cause.  The best case scenario would be the heart was shocked from the transplant and needs time to adjust.  But it has no function at all ( not good).  If this does not improve she would have to be relisted while staying on ECMO. (not good)

Things could not get get much worse.

Life is so fragile and could be gone in a second.  We are trying to hold on to the little bits of hope.   She is urinating and her body is warm .   She has had several blood transfusions and is bleeding from her nose from the blood thinners for ECMO(not good).

 I am reminded of Mary and Martha , when they called upon Jesus to come and help Lazarus because he was sick.  Jesus did not come right away .  Lazarus died.

I believe Jesus did not come right away because He did not want to cure a sick man , He wanted to raise a dead man , a much bigger miracle.

We are holding onto hope that this is what Jesus wants for Teresa.  Not to cure a sick child but to perform a HUGE  MIRACLE and miraculously have Teresa's heart start beating again in full function.  Please pray for this miracle it is huge .  She needs her left and right ventricle to start beating.  The longer she is on ECMO the more problems her body will face...bleeding,stroke, blood clots, organ failure, brain damage.

Thank you all for continuing to pray and offer loving support.  Please ask everyone you know, Pray for Teresa.  All things are possible with God!

24 comments:

Karla said...

Our family is praying for a miracle for little Teresa. We also have a heart child from China and we have followed Teresa's story for a long time. She is such an amazing little girl and we pray that God will heal her.

Maria said...

Praying for her constantly!!!! Jesus is right there next to her!

MOMMY'S PEANUT said...

We have had a family member on ECMO before and it was a very rough time.

God can do all things. We pray that your family will have strength for each day. We will pray for Teresa's BIG MIRACLE.

God Bless everyone that has touched this very precious life.

Prayers are going up.

The McIntires said...

Praying in Texas!

Sarah said...

I am (and will continue to be) praying! God bring a miracle for this precious child!!!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. I just wanted to let you know that my daughter was put on ECMO after her heart stopped after open heart surgery. In the beginning, she was defib with no heart function. Slowly, her heart started working again and she was taken off ECMO 5 days later. A month later, she is home and walking and talking.

So, please keep your faith strong and full of hope.

Anonymous said...

Praying in NH <3

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your family. May God surround you with love and peace.

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

Praying without ceasing for your sweet Princess. God is mighty to heal and I am claiming healing for your precious girl.

Praying without ceasing,
Suzanne

Wendy said...

You don't know me but I have been following your blog for a long time and even though I have never met Teresa, I am so impressed with all the stories I have heard about her...I almost feel as if I do know her. I want you to know I have been praying very hard for her. She is on the knee team list and we are getting updates there as well. I want you to know she is in so many people's thoughts and prayers. God bless you during this difficult time. I wish there was more I could say...nothing really comes to mind as I am so sad about what is happening now with ECMO. I do know people who have come off ECMO and have done well...I am a RN in a NICU and have used ECMO.

Kjbikakis said...

Praying hard for you little one <3
ECMO is both a blessing and a curse,it provides both life and cause complications. Lots of prayers coming for Teresa and your family.
God Bless
- Kirstie Bikakis
ps: If you have any questions about ECMO feel free to email me, my dad is a profusionist and he runs ECMO a lot so he can help.
kbikakis@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Praying for Teresa!!! May God show us what he can do!! Praying for your family as well.

Psalm 46 'God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.'

Prayers!
Fannie in NYC

Wanda House said...

Praying, praying, praying. Teresa has been in my thoughts and prayers all day. Praying for all of you as you wait for Teresa's miracle.

josette said...

Bless her!!!! And bless your family as you all go through this! I have tears in my eyes as I pray for her and all of you! god be with you all!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for a miracle. I can't imagine what you are going through. I have two girls from China with heart disease, so I've been following your blog for years.
May God bless her heart and let it heal

Jan said...

Words seem so futile. My heart aches for your family, but we too will hold onto the hope that God plans a HUGE miracle here. Praying in SC. A big hug from this China mom to you!
Jan

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who you are,but I just want you to know,I am praying for this precious child to receive a miracle from God and have her body returned to full function and that heart to start beating strong. God always has a plan and I pray his plan is to heal this precious child and return her to her loving family whole. God Bless you and know the prayers are being said .

Anonymous said...

We BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!!!
We know what it's like to look at your little girl on ECMO. We know HIS timing is perfect, HIS strength is perfect when ours is gone, and your precious angel is being held by HIM, and comforted by HIM, beyond anything we can imagine.
We know because we've lived it.
We also know the peace that passes all understanding, that can only come from Him. He is indeed doing a mighty work through and for your daughter.
Be still, and KNOW that He is God. Ps. 46:10
We are praying for you,
Robin DenBesten (mom of Gracyn- a beautiful 14-year-old young lady, who at 9 1/2, became ill out of the blue,
Nearly died, was put on ECMO. We were told there was nothing they could do... The Lord held her as she was dying, came to her in her darkest hour(s), and gave her strength to endure life hooked to the Berlin Heart, and an
endless wait in a hospital, for a new heart). He brought that beautiful heart in His perfect timing. Praise The Lord.
Sit at His feet now, and let Him carry you.

babslb said...

I am heartsick for your family and Teresa. I have followed your blog ever since I saw Teresa on a waiting child adoption website. Praying and thinking of you in Tennessee

BR said...

Sending prayers from Texas

Shari Funkhouser said...

Praying for your sweet daughter. I believe in miracles and am asking God for a miracle on Teresa's behalf.

The 4-O-7 said...

Our family is praying Teresa, your family, and the Hero family. We have sent a prayer request to our church family and they are praying also. We believe in miracles too!!!
God bless you,
The Foro Family

LA said...

Dear Ann,

We have been and will continue to pray for her complete healing. Miracles occur every day. May God make her miracle occur today !
God bless you, your family, and Teresa,
Lee Ann

Ginny & Polly said...

God Bless Teresa and her beautiful new heart. Many prayers in Gods ear.