Nothing keeps this girl down. Heart failure? That doesn’t stop her from laughing and racing around on the loaner tricycle. She speeds down the hallways of the ICU and plows her way through doctors making “rounds.” People smile in amazement.


This is how we wait for answers in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.


We still don’t have any definitive plans for what will happen next or when we’ll be able to go home.


We are taking it one day at a time.

But Maddie is in good spirits. She continues to respond well to the milrinone. The doctors continue to observe her. We are feeling more peaceful with every new day.

We will just continue to wait.

Thank you everyone for your beautiful and comforting words of support. And thank you for your prayers. We have felt them strengthen us incredibly.


6 thoughts on “Waiting”

  1. Maddie is a fighter and she lets nothing get in her way, not even heart failure. I think I need to take some lessons from her 🙂 !!

    We are continuing to pray for her, you, your family and her medical team! We are praying not only for peace, strength and comfort, but for guidance on how to best proceed!


  2. Love you Jeannie. I went to the temple last night with your family in mind, and prayed for Maddie. I was reflecting on what a privilege it was to witness the time you became her mother, and what a powerful, peaceful experience that was. I’m glad those memories are sustaining you, and hope this Christmas season brings hope & good news. Please keep us posted.

  3. Dear Maddie and family,
    Thank you so much for sharing a hospital room with us. You brightened our spirits and gave us courage. It was so fun to see our little Sam’s face light up each time you poked your head around the curtains. We made it home to Yakima safely. I’ve been thinking about you all lots. I hope you find clarity in your medical decisions and strength to endure. You all are a beautiful family inside and out. I’m so glad to have met you!

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