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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:04 PM

Update on Baby Cassandra!

Grand baby's surgery is over and one more tiny heart is pumping and thumping in near perfect rhythm. Though the next 48-72 hours will be important, the surgeon was very pleased with the result. Cassandra's vitals are all positive and strong; this little one is feisty, has been from day 1.

Anyway, thank you for all the prayers, blessings and good wishes. Means a lot. In fact, many of your replies had me welling up with emotion. I tend to be a cry baby.

Cassandra still has a journey ahead of her but she has just scrambled over a very tall obstacle. The rest of the road looks easy-peasy in comparison.

What a relief!

Thanks once again.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:20 PM

1. Thanks for the good news

I'm glad she's doing well, and the doctors are pleased. We will continue to hope for her speedy recovery!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:23 PM

2. Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing the happiness!

🌸😺🎉♥️🎠👶🦚🌺🐬💕🦋🐦🌷🏖🤸‍♀️🍀🌞

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:24 PM

3. Thanks so much for letting us know! ❤️

Continued best wishes

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:26 PM

4. Great news

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. Thanks for the great news. Holding positive thoughts

that she will continue to improve .

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:31 PM

6. Yay! Thank you so much for the update. I was thinking about the wee lass.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:33 PM

7. YES! GO LITTLE CASSANDRA!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:42 PM

8. That is SUCH good news, Peggy. Smiles and tears here. Continuing to send vibes for healing and

strength for Baby Cassandra. And continued vibes for strength and courage for you, her loving family.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:44 PM

9. Good to hear she is doing well

hopefully, she will continue to improve!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:49 PM

10. Awesome news!

It sounds like your grand baby is one heck of a fighter, she is going to go far in life with that spirit in her from day one!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:50 PM

11. Wonderful!

All the best to all of you.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:14 PM

12. Lighting another candle.

And wishing a complete success to the surgery.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:15 PM

13. I am so glad

may her blessings be many...

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:16 PM

14. I'm so glad. Sending up all good thoughts for that little girl.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:17 PM

15. Good to hear. Thanks for updating. I will be rooting for the wee lass.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:19 PM

16. Continued blessings

Continued healing for baby girl. Thank God!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:20 PM

17. Oh, what a beautiful day!

Welcomed news about Baby Cassandra. Take good care~

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:20 PM

18. Update on Baby Cassandra

Wonderful, wonderful news!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:24 PM

19. That's wonderful news!

Please keep us posted on Cassandra’s progress. She’s a DU baby now!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:59 PM

46. Yes she is!

And there's a lot of love for her on this forum. I can feel it. I know others can too ❤.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:25 PM

20. Yaaaaaay!

Ty, PeggySue! 💗💗💗

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:25 PM

21. Wonderful news! I'm sure with all the love surrounding Cassandra, she will overcome all obstacles.

Here's a big virtual hug going out to little Cassandra.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:11 PM

37. Awwww....very sweet!...

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:27 PM

22. Oh, thank goodness! I was rooting for her as hard as I could. Thanks for the update. nt

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:30 PM

23. Been thinking about you all day - thanks for the update.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:32 PM

24. Whew, 💖

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:34 PM

25. Super news...dodged that bullet...good going, Cassandra!!!❤❤❤

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:44 PM

26. Woo-hoo, three cheers to the docs and one tough baby!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:46 PM

27. Awesome! We all needed some "good" right now.

Thanks for the update. Go, baby, go!!!!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:48 PM

28. This is the first thing I've read on DU today.

And it's the best news possible! Huge smile on my face and happiness in my heart!

I said a lot of prayers, and they will continue. Please keep us updated and let us know when that miracle baby gets to go home with Mom and Dad!

Hugs to all of you!

Yay for Cassandra!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:52 PM

29. Thanks everyone for the continued support

As you can well imagine, this outcome is a huge relief. I've contacted the various prayer groups working in Cassandra's behalf, many of whom were waiting on pins and needles for the results. People started calling and texting this morning around 9am; it's been a whirlwind of anxiety and anticipation.

But then, there's the happy, happy result! Everything we could have hoped for this little bit's survival and future life.

I told my son that when Cassandra is old enough to understand, he needs to press the idea that after her rough start there isn't anything she cannot do, cannot conquer.

Looking forward to see who she becomes. Looking forward to that glass of wine I deserve, too.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:09 PM

34. Maybe become President? We sure could use a good one...

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:38 PM

58. Yeah!!! Party time!

I am so flipping happy for you, and yours. Have a sip for me...

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:01 PM

30. Wonderful! Another round of *****healing vibes*****

to keep her on a healthy path. 🙂

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:02 PM

31. I'm so happy to hear it.

I started to say yesterday that i had a good feeling about this, but then superstition or something made me delete my words. may they have her at home asap and enjoy a long life with a healthy girl!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:06 PM

32. You must feel a huge sense of relief peggysue2! Would love to hear another update in

72 hours! Sending healing prayers for you & yours...

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:09 PM

33. So happy for you and your family. She does sound like a fighter!

Best wishes for a long, healthy life for her.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:09 PM

35. Wonderful! So glad to hear the good news.

Way to go, Baby Cassandra! 💖

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:11 PM

36. So glad!

Come on baby girl!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:12 PM

38. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news!

Please keep us updated with her progress.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:26 PM

39. Thank God!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:36 PM

40. Thank you for letting us know.

It's easy to say - from a virtual distance - that these surgeries are common and have a good success rate, but it's very different when it's your family and your experience. I hope she lives a long and healthy life after this.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:50 PM

41. Thank God. More prayers for the little fighter!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:54 PM

42. Great news. Most welcome

Keeping Baby Cassandra and all who love in my thoughts.

She is going to be fine, Nan. I know you can't wait to spoil her.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:55 PM

43. Very good news!

Recommended.

Crying can be a Good Thing.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:57 PM

44. Thank you for the update,peggysue2!

Great news. Will continue to keep Baby Casandra, you and her parents in my prayers. Take care.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:58 PM

45. Yay!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:05 PM

47. Awesome-- thank those wonderful doctors and the amazing spirit of newborns

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:12 PM

48. Thanks for the wonderful news!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:31 PM

49. Wow! Nice positive news.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:47 PM

50. Thank you for letting us know!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:50 PM

51. Wonderful news! I woke up this morning thinking about her!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:56 PM

52. So happy to read this!

Baby Cassandra, you go girl!!!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:35 PM

53. great news !

i am always amazed at how skilled surgeons are at being able to operate on the heart of a tiny baby and correct congenital defects. Hopefully your granddaughter is out of the woods and has a bright future ahead of her.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:51 PM

54. You must share pictures as she grows

Looking forward to them

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:05 PM

55. Happy days!

I will keep your family in my heart.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:25 PM

56. yayyy baby cassandra the miracle baby is gonna be one strong little girl and woman....so glad to

read this peggysue2

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:27 PM

57. Wonderful news!

So happy for Baby Cassandra and family!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:40 PM

59. GREAT news! TY!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:10 PM

60. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Thanks be to God in the highest.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:23 PM

61. Very good news.

Keep it going baby Cassandra! The struggle is worth it.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:25 PM

62. ⭐️⭐️⭐️K&R ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:47 PM

63. That's such wonderful news!

May you enjoy dancing at her wedding when the time comes!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:05 PM

64. 💖

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:11 PM

65. Fantastic news😻

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:28 PM

66. I am so glad my note for you not to worry has come true. I can now tell the

rest of the backstory:

When doctors told us our premie son, still in the NICU, had that heart problem, I had to sit down. I had an older sister that never lived beyond a few months old due to that heart condition. That was back in the 1950's.

The doctor looked at my ashen face, and hurriedly added, "Oh this operation is routine now"

I am happy for you, that it all went well for little Cassie.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:39 PM

67. Really Good to hear, Peggysue!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:11 PM

68. That's so good to hear.

Thank you, peggysue2, for the grateful, heartening update. Let us know how things are going, from time to time. Will continue to send prayers for baby Cassandra, her mom and dad and of course you.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:21 PM

69. Congratulations to Cassandra

That must be a huge weight off your shoulders. Sending you a virtual hug.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:42 PM

70. Good news is always welcome, peggysue2!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:46 PM

71. Love to your sweet baby grandaughter, peggysue.

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:49 PM

72. ,

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:09 PM

73. That's wonderful news!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 05:15 AM

74. well bless her heart ...literally...

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:47 AM

75. Rest assured, the prayers will continue. n/t

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:49 AM

76. Yay!

I'm so glad your little fighter is on the mend!

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