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, June 23, 2013

Surgery on Monday

Surgery will start around 12 on Monday to repair Teresa's left atrium.  It should last around 4-6 hours. 
Dr. Fuller will do one of two things that she feels will fix the problem . 1. widen the narrowing left atrium pulmonary veins by using a homograft or   2.  move   the left atrium wall making it easier for blood to fill the atrium.  She said she will have to wait until she gets in there to figure out what she will do .
Teresa's left atrium was very small and a piece of her atrium is left to connect to the new heart atrium in the transplant.  It is almost as if the two hearts are holding hands (Teresa's old heart and the donors heart) . Because Teresa's  atrium was SO tiny , it made the connection very narrow , not letting enough blood return to the atrium causing it to fail.  She thought at the time that it would work without repair but this proved wrong when she went into cardiac arrest. 
Praying for an uneventful night.
Praying for God to guide the surgeons hands and heart and allow her to walk on water as she is guided by God to fully repair Teresa's heart.

28 comments:

journey to Madisyn said...

we are praying for your entire family. God is standing beside you, Teresa, you are the bravest girl I know. Love you little princess.

Emily

Erik S said...

Praying for Miss T!! Hang in there!!

Barbara said...

I will be praying for Teresa and Dr. Fuller. May He bless you and keep you in His perfect peace as this journey unfolds.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans15:13


Carmen said...

Praying with you.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Teresa being sent your way...

Trish said...

I'll be praying all night and all day tomorrow. Prayers and strength to you and Ed.
Trish

G-31 Toastmasters said...

Praying with you in Rhode Island.

Arnold family said...

Praying for Teresa and your family! Miracles do happen!
The Arnold family

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith!

Anonymous said...

Will Be Thinking And Praying For Teresa, Your Family, And The Team Tomorrow. Remembered You All At Mass This Morning. Also Asked My Friend To Have Teresa Prayed For At His Church.
Dave S.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Florida.

Diane said...

Praying with you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a restful night tonight and a successful surgery tomorrow with no complications. Praying that if Teresa needs to remain on ECMO after surgery it will only be for a short time. Praying for comfort and strength for Teresa, her parents, siblings, and all family and friends:) Praying for a full recovery! - Theresa from Georgia

Big Happy Family said...

Praying for you Teresa...
We believe in miracles.

Mike Claxton said...

9 youth and 4 adults from Harundale Presbyterian Church on a mission trip this week are praying for Teresa and your entire family.
Mike C.

The McIntires said...

Prayers from Texas!!!

Diane VanHandel said...

Agreeing with you fully in Jesus' most precious and holy Name above all names!

Raymonde said...

I thank God that we know that He is miraculous and that He loves us and knows everything about us and especially Teresa since she was in the womb. Nothing takes God by surprise, today we trust in Him and His Healing Hand on her, in the Name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Praying for her.

Mai & Deb G

Aus said...

Praying for all you guys - and holding you all in our hearts!

hugs - aus and co.

TEG said...

So excited for the successful surgery today! We are all with you sweet Princess Teresa! Will pray all day!

Anonymous said...

I live in Maryland, and in my previous comment chose to be anonymous only because I didn't want to have to sign up for any new service, I really am typing thru tears here. Am still reading blog, news stories, etc to catch up on Teresas story, as I only saw Tom Costellos report. It affected me deeply...God bless you and your family, I suspect he already has, and know you have several new people praying for Teresa!!! L. Hankins, Rockville, Md

Anonymous said...

Praying and believing from western Massachusetts xxxxx

love old songs& singers said...

Dear God please hear my prayer for Theresa and grant healing to her little body, in Jesus name I pray Thank you God

Sarah said...

I am praying, praying, praying today!!!!

Susan Samuelson said...

Praying that God will guide the surgeon's hands today. I am also praying for you and her family. May God grant you and your family peace and faith today and strengthen sweet Teresa. I too have grown to love her. Prayers in Louisville, KY Susan

Susan Samuelson said...

Praying hard for Teresa today, May our Lord Jesus guide the surgeon's hands today. She's come along way with God's love. He'll be you today. Prayers from Louisville, KY Susan

Anonymous said...

Praying for the whole family and doctors. Hang in there little one. God is with you. Blessings from Westminster, MD. Mrs. Byrd