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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Esmé Margaret Elizabeth Van Dyk
Esmé (Esmay) meaning 'Esteemed or Loved'
Approx 10hrs old
First Ride to London and back again.

Finally get to hold her

oops didn't rotate pic but don't want to restart posting.

Esmé is in St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital being monitored. She has an abnormal valve and it is causing old blood to mix with new blood. Also the 'new' blood in not oxygenated enough and in turn causes blueness and discoloration when she is active. So for now she is on oxygen and is tube feed. Time will tell if the valve will begin to function better, the prediction for that is hopeful.

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Rob said...

Congratulations on the birth of Esme! We hope and pray that God will bless and heal her and that all will be well soon. May He bless and guide you two as well.

Rob & Cathy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Hoping and praying
Esme's valve heals quickly. Sure brings back memories of our time after Ben's birth. We heard you met with Dr. Pepelossis in London, he is also Ben's ped. Cardiologist. Esme is in good hands, above all our heavenly father's. God Bless you all,

Sue K.

carole said...

congratulations on the good news Dan & Mel! sweet pictures of a special time - she looks really adorable but isn't it bittersweet when they are all wired up like that?! so precious. i am just reading some books about the creation of the world and using Jaden's birth announcement as a bookmark and it struck me when i marked my place that the GOD of the universe (!!!) made our little son and gave him to us as a perfect little might sound strange that i was struck by that (i guess it is rather obvious to all of us), but i guess my point is that all of these things were ordained by Him for your little daughter since before time began...and He has all of you under His wings ~ what a safe place to be!! May He continue to bless you and make all things well...i'll look forward to watching her grow up via your blog!! :) speaking of our "perfect little gift" - he is bawling right now so I gotta run. sorry about the long-winded comment & congratulations again!! love kev & carole & kiddies :)

Laura VMS said...

I hope that Esme will heal quickly and that God will restore her health! She is beautiful!

d & v said...

Congratulations guys! She looks like a cutie :) We'll be praying for you guys hoping that everything goes well! When Kaylie was born we also met with Dr. Pepelossis...(she has a few holes in her heart) he is one of the best so we've heard!

Derek and Valerie