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!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Update - 8:45pm


The surgery successfully repaired the left atrium of the heart and blood flow is good. However when they took Teresa off bypass the right side wasn't happy, due to being on bypass for so long in the OR. Because of this they had to put her back on ECMO. She will remain on ECMO for a few days to give the right side time to rest. The hope is that the right ventricle will come back after these days of rest.

After Teresa left the OR and went to the room, she began bleeding out of her nose, mouth, eyes, IV sites, and chest. They gave her blood to bring the clotting factor to a good spot and bleeding stopped everywhere except her chest. She is currently still bleeding from her chest, but it will hopefully slow as the clotting factor increases. The surgeon is staying nearby to watch the bleeding -- if it continues into the night Teresa will have to go back into the OR.

Teresa is not out of the woods until the bleeding from her chest stops! Please pray that the bleeding stops soon, and that after a few days of rest the right ventricle will come back!!

- Laura

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are watching and waiting and holding our hearts.

Praying for all of you...

Tom Costello & Mike Kosnar
The Today Show

Joy said...

Praying!

LA said...

Praying for your sweet girl. Her story brings tears to my eyes. I often tell people that I am the lucky one when they say that my adopted daughter was lucky to be adopted. In your case, I think you both are blessed (no luck there). Teresa has a marvelous family to call her own and you have a precious daughter who is fighting to get well. Continued prayers for her recovery.

Anonymous said...

Following closely.

Kim said...

That little fighter of yours is in my thoughts and prayers!

Shay Ankerich said...

We have five littles from China and we are praying like crazy for sweet Teresa. Two of my five are heart babies. Blessings and love!!!

Annie said...

I am following along all day on Facebbok. Praying Psalm 91 over Precious Teresa!!! Our little Katie Grace Hua Hua's lungs were struggling severely after her heart surgery last year. She remained on the ventilator for 11 days. At one point she extubated herself and was in a dire situation. Many times it looked as though her numbers weree not improving and it was heartbreaking to see her fear and struggle. She began to gain strength on day 10 and was taken off the vent on day 11. That day was very rocky but she made it through and started making good progress. I know the situations are not exactly the same, and Teresa has alterior issues with the hear, I am sharing this to let you know that the body has an amazing ability to heal! Our little adopted ones were born and lived as fighters to survive! God is unbelievably faithful and he is The Healer! Today our Katie Grace is so joyful and always on the go and the surgery is a distant memory for her. Katie Grace and I just prayed together for Teresa before bed.

Starla said...

Praying and waiting for God's healing touch on Teresa and your family.

J to the M - O said...

Hugs and prayers!

John M said...

Hi Laura and precious Princess! I was brought to this site after reading about Teresa. I could not but cry, touching the screen and praying for this precious girl. I will continue to pray and check back. You have a beautiful Family inside and out! I am blessed to pray with you my Brothers and Sisters in Christ for God to touch Teresa! I have two nieces aged 4 and 6 that both have had heart surgeries since about 10 and 12 mos. We werent sure they'd make it but God has touched them to be healthy and full of energy and I am trusting God to do the same for Teresa! Know that you're not alone, Christ is your Rock, He is your Savior, Provider, Protector, Healer, He is the Giver of Love and Life! Praying for you,
John, NC

Our Red Thread Journey said...

Our daughter, Anna Grace Ainiu Daniels, was adopted from Jiangxi in November, 2010. We have been praying and following Teresa's story. Adoptive families share a special bond and we are all a part of one big, special family. May God bless you all and heal Teresa as only He can.

Eddie and Christie Daniels
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your princess.
-Joan

Anonymous said...

I heard about Theresa this morning on the Today show. I have been praying for her all day and haven't been able to stop thinking about her. I absolutely believe God can step in and do a miracle and I'm begging Him for one tonight.

Debbie Sauer said...

Sending more prayers. Thank you for the updates. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Teresa and your family. The world needs more families like yours!

Anonymous said...

Praying fervently for healing for Teresa. She stole my heart this morning on the Today show and I had to record and replay the segment for our beautiful daughter from Russia. We will celebrate 16 years of her being in our family in September and with God's grace she will turn 20 in December. I pray God works a miracle in Teresa's life and restores her health. I know what a blessing she has been to you and what blessings your entire family has been to her!

-Katiebug's mom

Anonymous said...

Praying for your little girl!!

Sarah said...

I will keep praying for your precious girl!

PatL said...

Still praying!! Beliving in full recovery!

sierrasmom said...

Thank you for the updates. We so appreciate them! Prayers into the night for this sweetheart!

Susan Samuelson said...

I was at my Church's counseling center tonight and talked to several people about Teresa. Spreading the word for everyone to keep praying for sweet Teresa and her family. God is with you. Prayers from Louisville, KY
Susan

Dan Sullivan said...

God bless little Teresa and your family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for all of you tonight, tomorrow, and for the coming days for strength and healing. Your little girl captured my heart the second I started reading your blog...she is a very special girl. So tonight as I get ready for bed I will continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.
Sarah in Rochester, NY

Donna & Dennis said...

We have followed Teresa's story as our families are linked by the friendship of our little granddaughter Ping, and your sweet Teresa. My husband, Dennis, was blessed to accompany his daughter, Tanya, to Half the Sky to help bring Ping home. Your Teresa smiled up at Dennis and placed her little hand in his and he was smitten! We have been praying for Teresa and have helped to get the word out to many others. We prayed for her this morning and smiled when there she was on "The Today Show." Dennis came home at lunch and as we checked your blog, we were listening to K-Love and there, once again, was Teresa's story and plea for prayers. We too believe in miracles and are joining your family for her little body to heal so that the world will continue to be blessed with her sweet spirit. Love from Dennis and Donna Friedrich; Eugene, OR

Joe Filipe said...

Praying for little Teresa.
Joe Filipe
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Sally-Girl! said...

Our entire family is praying without ceasing!

Robin Martin said...

Thank you for keeping us in formed how Teresa is doing. She has many Pray warriors praying to give her strength for her heart and ventricles to heal. We pray the bleeding stops and you all get rest.

Hugs

Robin

Linda Mills said...

God bless you all. We are praying.

Willie Gonzalez said...

We are believing for full and complete healing in Teresa's Heart, below is a link of some scriptures to speak over her I believe that there is power in the words we speak.
http://celebrationchurch.cc/pdf/kicParentsScriptures.pdf

The Jiu Jiu said...

I've literally been terrified of logging in all day but just had to find out how Teresa's doing. I don't know what to say, just wanted to let you know you're in the thoughts & prayers of many folks here at the nursing home. Refuah Shlemah, Teresa!

Anonymous said...

Sending all my strength to Teresa tonight.
Love to all her siblings.
Peace to Mom and Dad.

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for beautiful Teresa and your beautiful family. My thoughts are with you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet Teresa!

Julie Hoy said...

Prayers continue through the night...

Michele Levin said...

We had a heart baby who is now a healthy 10 year old and are praying for miracles to come your way, too.

Anonymous said...

We are praying!!

Anonymous said...

Come on little princess you can do it! Lots of love from Ireland. Nicoletta

Aus said...

Holding fast in Faith and praying for this darling child and her family - guys - so much we're praying...

hugs - aus and co.

TEG said...

I keep checking for updates! Hoping Princess Teresa had a good night! Praying!

Layne said...

Praying that Jesus heals little Teresa's heart and stops the bleeding. Also prayers for her sweet family. You are all fighters. Layne, father of one daughters from China.

connie hudson said...

Prayers for Teresa and her parents...God be with you...God hold you in the hollow of His hand and comfort you..give wisdom to her Doctors..strength for you all...and a healthy end to this moment of dispaire..that she can live the healthy life a 6 year old deserves...so many prayers..God be with you!

Bugs Mom said...

Our family is holding you, Teresa, and your family tightly in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that each day brings you greater strength than the day before. Our mighty God is not done with you yet, little princess! He has BIG plans for you because you are changing this world! Sending you many hugs and get well wishes...

ckbrylliant said...

Our Family is praying for Teresa and your whole family. We are sharing her story with our prayer warriors.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I keep checking the boards and hoping for good news. We, and our three girls, keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We trust in God and continue to ask Him to shower blessings on Teresa, your family, and the team working with her.
- Dave & Heather Stanghellini, Rina, Nuala, and Anna

Anonymous said...

Healing prayers for strength for Teresa, her families-please universe, hear our prayers!

Shelby Jones said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. Especially little Theresa!

Anonymous said...

We are following & our daughter Mia who is also a heart special needs from China is following. She was born the same month and year as Teresa. We are prayer warriors here in Pittsfield MA. Lord please heal Teresa. Amenable

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sending vibes that everything starts working together soon... hugs

Meishas Mom said...

Praying for your beautiful princess....Tammy

Anonymous said...

Still praying for your Princess! She is strong as you all are at this difficult time! Fight Princess!

Anonymous said...

I saw your daughters story on the Today Show yesterday and we donated what we could. I keep checking back for updates and have your family in my thoughts. - The Arcias

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Praying in OHIO!!

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying hard...Teresa, I hope you can feel all this love for you, use it to be strong and start feeling better soon....and God, please hear our prayers. You have created a very special little girl , a very special family, and I know there's a reason she will be great. We are with you Teresa...love, L Hankins Rockville Md.

PatL said...

This morning prayers and love to all of your family Ann. Still praying for Teresa, who 'Rocks the Tiara' to rest, get strong and be back to charming everyone she has touched! May God's amazing and powerful hands be on her.

Anonymous said...

Praying your sweet baby girl!!!

KTLgirl said...

Still sending rosaries Heavenward for sweet Teresa! God bless you all.

LA said...

Dear Ann and family,
We are on vacation but still praying ! We are checking for updates during the day. Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated.
God bless.
Lee Ann and family

Anonymous said...

Praying...thank you, Jehovah Rapha, for healing Theresa completely. - Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

Anxiously awaiting an update! Our prayers have been non-stop for your Angel and the family of more angels! <3

Raelyn said...

Laura....
Hi, I am Raelyn. I have a huge "heart" regarding two things concerning Teresa's story. One. I've always loved China and their culture. That being mentioned. I have also somehow dreamed of adopting from China. Perhaps someday? And two. I have a huge "heart" toward medically fragile/"special needs" children!! I was born with multiple birth defects. They were all surgically repaired. I now struggle with learning disabilities.
Teresa's heart. I pray that it develops and strengthens within her little chest, sans any further complications. The bleeding. I pray that it stops. The ECMO machine. I pray that Teresa gets released from that. Healing. I pray for that!! My "heart" goes out to you, and sweet Beautifully Unique Teresa.
Sorry. Long comment!! ;)
--Raelyn

Tammy said...

My 10 year old son and I continue to pray for this sweet princess. Each night he asks me for an update. He loved watching Teresa talk about getting a new heart and her ears pierced. She has touched so many heart - for sure! Praying without ceasing.

Anonymous said...

When I watched the segment about Teresa on the Today show she instantly captured my heart. Such a beautiful little girl with an enormous personality. My prayer for her is that what the doctors may not be able to do that God will. Love and prayers sent your way.

Kim said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with little Teresa.