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GabriellasHeart

Chandler, Arizona
Our daughter Gabriella was diagnosed in April with a severe and irrepairable case of Myocardial Bridging which is causing Secondary Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. September 25, just before being listed for her new heart, she suffered a left MCA stroke, imparing her right arm abilities and taking away... Full Bio
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Sparkly Heart Birthday #3 by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I have the biggest smile on my face today.... just knowing I can say THREE YEARS makes me well up with the happiest of tears! Gabriella blew me her daily kisses today a ... Read on »
Another year, frozen in time. by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Another year passes. Life moves forward, people continue to age, children continue to grow. But the sweet face of Abbie will remain frozen the same as it was three years ago ... Read on »
Another Amazing Birthday by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Today we celebrate another beautiful milestone in Gabriella's journey. While every day is a huge accomplishment, birthdays always give us that reminder that we are not entit ... Read on »
Merry Christmas 2012 by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas.... all is well here and Gabriella continues to be strong and healthy. I couldn't ask for anything more..... Read on »
Smooth Sailing by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health My posts are few and far between, but I'd rather have it that way than posting about complications! Our family dynamic has changed, life evolves rapidly, and time is well sp ... Read on »
Sparkly Heart Birthday #2 by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Dear Gabriella, My precious daughter... Today marks 2 years since we got the call that changed the lives of so many, and saved yours. After waiting 97 days for your str ... Read on »
Her heart lives on... by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health With every morning that Gabriella opens her eyes and her heart beats, a sweet mom has awakened to another morning without her princess. My heart rests in prayer for Gabriell ... Read on »
Another biopsy by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I was trying to avoid it mentally, but the anxiety has settled in. Gabriella has her follow up biopsy tomorrow 4/12 for her most recent rejection episode. We were so sh ... Read on »
Just another day... by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It's been almost a month since we discovered Gabriellas rejection on her annual biopsy. We are still on her steroid regimen, weaned down now to the lowest dose she will be o ... Read on »
Rejection follow up by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Gabriella's rejection is graded at a 2r, moderate rejection. I for sure thought it would be less than that! What sets it apart from the rejection she went through last June ... Read on »
Biopsy by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Wednesday, Gabriella had her routine annual biopsy to check for rejection. Her function, pressures and arteries looked fantastic!!! Today, however, I got a call to find out ... Read on »
Gabriella's 7th Birthday by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Blessed every day by having another 24 hours of time, we were able to celebrate another birthday milestone this weekend! Gabriella turned 7 years old on Saturday January 14. ... Read on »
Jesus>Religion by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Came across this today and it is remarkable. Had to share! "If grace is water, the church should be an ocean. Museum for good people, a hospital for the broken..... ". ... Read on »
First clinic of 2012 by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Gabriella's clinic went well yesterday overall. She is a growing girl with no major issues to be worried about! We are still dealing with post-rejection recovery (yes ... Read on »
2011 Year in Review by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health January Gabriella turns 6!!! Gabriella started homebound Kindergarden Make-a-Wish was reactivated and Gabriella re-wished for the Disney Cruise February Pau ... Read on »
Slow Down by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I love all the chain letters and quotes that go around in my heart mommy community. I saw a precious one today that was too amazing to share. My posts are so infrequent here ... Read on »
Ironman by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health For quite some time now, we have been in connection with a man named Bob on Twitter, handle @Heart_Inspired. Quick story on him, he was found to have a CHD in October 2009 w ... Read on »
Gabriella updates by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Because I have been wordless on my blog, I have missed some updates. Gabriella had a swallow study done last month, because it was a mommy vibe of mine that her coughin ... Read on »
Hope by GabriellasHeart Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. It has been a while since I wrote anything of valu ... Read on »