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!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

While I have a second , I wanted to thank everyone for the tremendous love and support and prayers for Teresa. The cards, gifts, donations, gift cards for hospital food, help with the girls back home, kind words,rides, yard work... SO THANKFUL!!!!

Everything Teresa has been through and she is still fighting! Today she could not come off ECMO because her right side of the heart is not working. There are two different views as to why this is happening. One - her pulmonary pressure is too high , two- -just poor right ventricle function, rejection. She will have a cath. to try and figure this out. First her lungs are VERY wet and need to improve . She is also having Arrhythmia. All her other numbers look good . She is peeing and her kidney function has improved .

She is fighting so hard to live. Just like everything Teresa does she never gives up until she gets things done her way . She is really trying right now to be the BOSS. Please share and ask EVERYONE to pray . Watching her like this is very hard.
I keep reminding myself that Jesus LOVES Teresa far more than I will ever be able to. HE is looking at her life from Heaven and I can only see it from earth.
He surely must know that I need her in my arms right now more than HE needs her in His.
This is a photo of Teresa on her First Holly Communion Day. She was given special permission because of her age. She said she loved Jesus so much she was going to MARRY Him! This is the day she married Jesus.




 

21 comments:

jen chin said...

I know this may be hard to understand why all of this isn't fixed right away but it is slowly and it will surely. Please know that we are STILL here supporting you all in this very trying time.

Hang in there Dr. Ed and Ann!

With much love, The Stroms

MESS18 said...

That beautiful picture of Teresa on her First Communion day has been on our refrigerator since I received it. What a special day! I feel so blessed to have been able to participate in it. I also have the ballet picture of Teresa and Gemma hanging in my office. As with thousands of people the world over, you, Ed, Teresa and the rest of the family are ever in my thoughts and prayers from the moment I wake up until I say prayers before I go to sleep. I KNOW our Gracious God hears us and hears your prayer too Ann. All our love.

PatL said...

Oh my goodness the tears are flowing now! Praying for healing and clear knowledge for the Doctors in Jesus Name!!

Crystal Cudaback said...

Praying every minute for you Teresa and your family. YOU WILL GET Through this princess :) YOUR THE BOSS!

Matt & Mary said...

Tears...what a beautiful child. And, such a miracle girl already. Still praying every minute of every day for her little body to keep fighting and get stronger and not reject the heart. Please Jesus!

Anonymous said...

prayers and love and a very strong belief that there are miracles to come .... Our hope is that Teresa's miracle is to keep her here in the arms of her family. Blessings to all!

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but have been reading your blog. My prayers to you and your beautifulfamily. You are all an inspiration to me. Beautiful Teresa has touched so many lives. God Bless you all and I can't wait to read that Teresa has turned the corner and is ready to go home with you!

Katie (Columbus, oh) said...

Continuing to pray for beautiful Teresa. A girl this young should never be faced with what she is currently facing. I'm praying that her transplanted heart begins to function, and that the heart Cath tomorrow doesn't show high pulmonary pressure. Keeping Teresa and her entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

mom2joy said...

I am so glad you posted these First Communion pictures again this precious Child of God. They capture the love between Jesus and Teresa--a love that nothing can separate. While praying for her today, I am thanking God for her mama and daddy, and her sisters and brothers and praying for them as well.

Carolyn (in Las Vegas)
Mother to Joy Lin (17 year old Hefei treasured gift)

Susan Samuelson said...

Continuing to pray for Teresa and her strong family. I have no words that can help you. I read your update through tears and I don't even know her. God is with you and sweet Teresa. Everything on his time. God knows what Teresa needs. I will continue to pray for her and also for her family. Prayers from Louisville, KY. Susan

Mimi Ann said...

There are not enough times I can pray the Hail Mary for this beautiful child. She has so touched mine and my husband lives. I know God will lay His healing hand of grace on this precious little girl.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann,

Thank you for the update. We are praying hard for Teresa. Your pictures of Teresa, especially those during her First Communion are very touching. One can see the love she has for Jesus in her face! We are pulling with you! Knock and it shall be answered...
- Dave & family in NY

Anonymous said...

There is nothing like a mother's love for her child and I can't even begin to imagine how hard this must be for you (and your family). I will continue to do what I can from NM which is continued prayers. Teresa is truly one very loved and amazing Brave Little Soul.

Diane Finn said...

She looks like a little bride! Praying with all our might for that right ventricle to start working perfectly and that Hero's heart to start beating with perfection. Can't wait to hear some good news and that she's doing well!

Julie Hoy said...

So sweet. Prayers continue from Oregon.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I have her picture on my desk at work and I pray for her every time I look at it.

Aus said...

Praying so hard for your little Angel - she is - in all ways - a warrior and a Gift from our Father!

hugs - aus and co.

Jennie said...

Little Teresa has a maturity beyond her 6-1/2 years. Her love for Jesus shines in the beautiful and touching Communion photos. Thanks so much for sharing. may our Lord wrap your family and Teresa in His arms right now.

Valerie Harley said...

I saw your story on the Today Show. Teresa stole my heart and I want you to know that I've been praying for her and you several times daily. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. You go girl, Teresa!!!! When you are healed, I want to see some pictures of you with pierced ears!!!
Love~ Val in Indiana

Wendy said...

Love and hugs to all of you.

Amanda Lawrence said...

I love this..That she wanted to marry Jesus. He loves her SO much!!! Praying for Teresa....