Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lincoln Carter getting a heart transplant tonight!


This is the Post written in little Lincoln's blog by his daddy, Josh:
Lincoln Got A Heart!
We are so excited to share that we got a call at 8:30 this morning that there was a heart offer for Lincoln. Unlike the previous offers...this one is perfect for Lincoln. We don't know much about the donor nor can we get into the details...all we know is that it is a great match! Our hearts are filled with joy and excitement for Lincoln yet our hearts break for the family who lost their child to make this possible. Lincoln is scheduled to go into the OR around 8:30 PM. The surgery will last most of the night and into the morning. We are very very nervous! Please be praying for the surgery and that God orchestrates the whole event beautifully tonight as He has been doing from the start. Also be in prayer for the donor family! We will let you know how things go as soon as things settle down tomorrow! Thank you all so much for everything....We love you all and will talk to you soon. Pray! Pray! Pray!
J&K
www.littlelincolncarter.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Grandma Sue said...

This is wonderful news. I know we are all praying that all goes well for this darling baby and his wonderful family.

Love, Grandma Sue

yerdoingitwrong said...

My prayers are with that precious family!

Terri said...

I'm just in love with this little guy... We met Josh & Kristen when we were up at Stanford ...the drove up to see us w/ Matthew (they had lost their first baby Elijah when he 4 or 5 months old) and we remember when she got pregnant w/ Lincoln .... we were all crushed that he was born w/ a half a heart... this family has had more than their fair share of crosses to bear!

We've watched him grow all these months and he's just precious!!

I just don't think I'll sleep tonight... I am praying so hard!
I just cry when I think of his sweet face... I hope he does okay!!

I also feel sad for the donor family.

Thanks you guys for keeping Josh, Kristen & little Lincoln in your prayers... these folks have been thru a lot and deserve a break...

They are a very faithful family!

Nancy said...

Terri, you can count on me for the prayers. It does sound like this family has really been through so much already. Did their first child die from CHD? The picture you posted of Lincoln and his dad just makes me smile. She seems like such a happy baby and his daddy is so proud of him. I'm praying the surgery goes well and that he has a smooth recovery. I'll also be praying for the donor family. How wonderful that they gave the gift of life through their terrible loss.

I'll go check out their blog and leave a message there. Terri, you are such a great friend. :-)

Sarah said...

Definately saying prayers for Lincoln - will be checking back for an update!

Grandma Wright said...

God shows His Mercy, Goodness and Power in Healing through these "special children" of His. It is hard to believe this child only has half a heart keeping him alive. Another one of God's miracles.

My prayers go out to the donor family who had the wisdom and caring to give another child and family a second chance in life. Life is good! God is Good! grandma wright

Terri said...

Latest update at 8:43am
from J&K

Doing Well

Lincoln got out of surgury at 3:30am and he is stable and doing well. A detailed update will be coming soon. Continue to pray. We love you all. J&K

Terri said...

It's 10:55 am Friday ...

Josh just called...
Lincoln is doing very well...
they may get to extubate him soon!