Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Good News, Good News, Good News!

Join us in praising God!

Dr. Hanley just met with us, to share wonderful news- after 11 hours of
surgery, he successfully rebuilt our Noah's heart!

The procedure took longer than normal because he is 7 years old and many of
the "parts" are bigger, requiring more time to collect them. Also, Dr.
Hanley discovered an extra collateral artery which 2 heart caths and 1 MRI
failed to locate- and he was able to use this branch as well!

Noah's heart is beating strong and in a normal rhythm. His SPO2 is at
100%!!! We'll get to see him around 11:30pm PDT tonight.

Dr. Hanley said he'll be in the CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
and sedated for at least 48 hours while they monitor him for bleeding (the
only concern now).

We will update you when we know more. For now, please join us in thanking
God for His provision. And may God Bless Dr. Frank Hanley, Dr. Hammer, and
the whole team who rebuilt our little boy's heart!

In Christ, Adam (+Robin)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news - I can go to bed now! Celebrating what God has done and will continue to do in Noah's life! Love you all. I will put this in email so that everyone will get it as they log in tomorrow! Susan Allen

July 14, 2011 at 2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God!! I prayed throughout the day yesterday and went to bed praying last night. God is awesome! Take care, the Hendrix family

July 14, 2011 at 6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anna Davis said...

What wonderful news!


July 14, 2011 at 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys, praise God for watching out sweet Noah, guiding the doctors hands, and ultimatly showering Noah with His love and grace. We are so very happy to hear that it went so well, can't wait to hear an update today! Andrew will be so excited when I tell him. Last night he told me he was saying two prayers for his friend!

July 14, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...


July 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God! He is good! Love and hugs to you all! Love, Jane and the boys

July 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous April M said...

So good to hear --- Nathan and Luke (and the rest of us!) have been praying many prayers over sweet Noah. So glad to hear everything went well!

July 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise GOD! I am so very excited. Jennifer, Hannah & Haleigh

July 14, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!! GO NOAH, GO NOAH, GO NOAH! Siena has been praying for "the little boy with the mask", his medical mask:) I'm so happy and will continue to pray for your whole family and the medical team!
PS Siena got a clean bill of health yesterday...don't have to see the Cardiologist for another year! Good News all around..

July 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Praise God. Janice and Peter

July 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!!! Michael, Natalie, Nicole, mom, and dad have been praying everyday for darling Noah.

Keeping all of you in our prayers,
The Crew's Family

July 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praising God with you! How great is our God!! I kept praying the results would be better than expected and have faith God will continue to bring healing to Noah's heart! Thanking the Lord for great surgeons, caring nurses and so many others that have helped the Spitler family. Remain IN his strength, Love Andy and Trisha Wells

July 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Praising God with you!
"The Lord is Noah's strength and his shield; Noah's heart trusts in Him, and Noah is HELPED!
Noah's HEART leaps for joy and WE will give thanks to Him in song!" Psalm 28:7 (for Noah)

July 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous blaine said...

Dear Noah,
I hope you feel better. Jesus loves you!!!! I miss you and hope to see you soon!
- from Blaine =)

July 14, 2011 at 7:50 PM  

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