Monday, May 17, 2010

Bless Her Heart

Hi there!

This is Janiece’s sister Lene and I wanted to update everyone on what is going on with her.

Last Thursday  her pager went off…yep that “PAGER”. After making a few hundred phone calls she headed for the hospital. And Kirk and gang headed down from Idaho.

Here she is waiting to go into surgery.


She ended up waiting much longer than she expect and finally on Friday afternoon she went into surgery. The good thing about the delay it gave everyone plenty of time to get there…and wait.

Here she is with her sweet family, except for Ali who wasn’t able to make the trip down.

niece and fam

The surgery went really well. And the O.R. staff was great. They really kept everyone who was waiting at the hospital informed about what was going on each step of the way.

Here she is on Sunday with our brother Rowland. He and family have been amazing to her while she has been down in Utah.


And Kirk sent me these pictures today. Not only walking, but walking with a big smile.



Doesn’t she look AMAZING!!!

I have talked to her a couple times and she sounds great.

Love ya Niece and keep getting strong!


Connie said...

That is WONDERFUL news. She looks really good for just have a heart transplant. Thank you Lene for the update.

Hugs to your whole family,

Lourie said...

Yes, she does look fantastic! Thank you for posting the news.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! Totally amazing. Glad all went well!


What a blessing that all went well. Continued healing!
Deb :)

Cynthia said...

Wait! She's HERE? At University? I'd love to take her some flowers or something. Is that even possible?

I'm so glad she's doing well. Way to go! You are such a trooper!

linda said...

The whole thing is just AWESOME if you ask me!

Cynthia, if you are able to go visit Janiece, give her a BIG hug and kiss from me!

Michele said...

Oh my...she looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the news!

Big hugz,

Josh and Ali said...

I am super sad that I didn't get to go see her but she does sound amazing! I got to talk to her Sunday. I can't believe how awesome she is doing! I can't wait for her to be home... but then again I can because the baby comes about the same time as she will hopefully be coming home. :) (I'm a little nervous in case you can't tell... but the doctor said I still have awhile so I'm feeling a little better.)

parkithere said...

There are no words to even begin to express thanks and love and look incredible...
love you tons...

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Mary Prillwitz said...

Thanks for the update, Darlene. look AMAZING!!! My mom did not look that good after her transplant. That's great. Good for you. Keep being strong. I am keeping you in my prayers. I'm so excited for you!

Janiece said...

Love you lene

Kayleen said...

What a huge blessing for soooooo many! So glad that you are doing well Niece!!!