Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Thank you for praying.

A short time ago I was able to get in touch with my parents and find out a bit more information. Victoria went into the operation a bit late due to problems matching the blood (antibodies) but apart from that everything went as it should have and she came out around 4:30pm (onto the intensive care ward).

She is still heavily sedated and is not breathing (a ventilator is being used). Brief panic ensued when the battery ran flat on the ventilator but it seems to have been rectified quickly with no problems. It is expected that when the anaesthetic wears off she will start breathing again.

No blood transfusion seems to have been necessary to date as they were able to put in the blood used in the bypass machine (her own). I think they had not finished putting that back in (unless I misunderstood) and so one assumes that the heart/lung bypass will be used until the drugs wear off sufficiently.

A heart echo has been performed which seems to have confirmed that so far as can be told the heart is working properly.

Please join us in praising the Lord for this amazing answer to prayer, and continue in prayer for Victoria and my parents. My father is coming back in Wednesday DV and we will be going in to visit regularly. My Mother is of course staying with Victoria for the full stay (expected to be 10 days).

Once again, thank you for your prayers and updates will be posted as information becomes available.


  • At 10:17 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Great, thank you for the update, Timothy, this is heartening. Please give our love to everyone and let them all know we are praying for Victoria, for quick healing and recovery and strength for you all. Lots of love, The Bauermeisters xxxxx

  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger dustydes said…

    just to say you are all constantly in our thoughts and prayers - our love to you all xxx

  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    It sounds like all has gone according to plan. We give thanks to God for this and pray for a speedy recovery for Victoria.

    Thinking of you all,
    The Perks Family


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