DECEMBER 11–Back to the OR

It’s 11pm on Sunday night, and Caitlin has had to go back to the OR. Clotting is a risk with the ECMO cannulas through which her blood flows. The system is monitored constantly and a couple of hours ago, they discovered a clot. They clamped off part of the tubing to try and extract it, but that didn’t work so she’s had to go back into the OR to replace the cannulas. They are not meant to work forever.

It’s Sunday night and we’re coming into Mercury Retrograde and I’m asking anyone who is awake and reading this to pray for a hitch-free procedure.This kid has been through enough!

–M, with N and A


Author: kittenupdates

I am the author of CASCADE and LITTLE MATCHES: A Memoir of Grief and Light

40 thoughts on “DECEMBER 11–Back to the OR”

  1. I’m up…and sending all the positive energy and thoughts I have your way. Caitlin’s image today when I stopped-by is with me; mindful thoughts envisioning health for her & relief for both you & Nick. Best; Helen P.

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. I am awake and praying with all my might that this procedure goes well. Sending Caitlin and her medical team as much good energy as I can muster up.

  3. Sending all my love and prayers for our little Caitlin tonight, tomorrow, and everyday until our army of prays are answered! πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ»πŸ•―πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’—

  4. I’m awake & I continue to pray. Yes, Caitlin has been through enough — you and Nick as well. Caitlin deserves the big break. She has earned a happy and healthy life. This has to happen.

    Love, Paula

    Sent from my iPad


  5. We’re thinking and praying every minute for Caitlin. As you know Maryanne, she’s got love and support coming from all ends of the world. You and Nick keep strong too.

  6. I’m up. Have some dear Pittsburgh relatives in heaven & am asking them to intercede on Caitlin’s behalf. You, Caitlin & all who are caring for her are in my prayers!
    Lora Pull Duffy

  7. Maryanne, I’m thinking of you all and sending all my love! I hope Caitlin’s procedure goes smoothly and that you’ll be getting the good news you’ve been waiting for very soon!

    Love, Liz

  8. Sending lots of love and prayers to my strong fighter of a friend that this goes smoothly. And praying that the perfect lungs make their way to C and that things become easier soon. ❀️

  9. “Perhaps Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.” From farmers almanac

  10. We are praying and hoping every minute of every day. Sending all our love and prayers with this message . Eileen & Padraig xxxx

  11. She has endured more than any one person can expect to endure. You and Nick have been there for every step. Andrew her unfailing rock. I wish and pray to ease the strain you have all felt. And to heal our beautiful warrior princess.

    Continuing prayers that she receive new lungs very very soon! Sending love and light and prayers.

  12. Mary Anne & nick, I’ve done a little bit of research and I discovered (0n Wikipedia but I’m believing has to be its accurate)…

    Archbishop Andrea Carlo Ferrari of Milan is in need of a miracle to confirm his sainthood. Caitlin is in need of a miracle too so it seems like a perfect fit. Im going to add archbishop Ferrari to the prayers for intercession on Caitlin’s behalf. I pray it helps…

    “Blessed Andrea Carlo Ferrari (13 August 1850 – 2 February 1921) was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Milan.[1]

    Pope John Paul II beatified him in 1987 and his cause of canonization still continues pending a second miracle attributed to his intercession.”

    Xoxo, Mj & Scott

  13. Scary. Hope she is out now and back to stable. Please let us know! Love and prayers in the meantime and always. ❀

  14. ST. Mary’s Parish in Hollison and St. Cecilia’s Parish in Ashland praying for Caitlin in the coming weeks. In our prayer all the time.

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