Makenzie will be undergoing open heart surgery on Monday, Dec. 4th to replace a pulmonary valve which was placed 9 years ago. The thought is she'll be in the hospital at least a week, and then recovering at home during the month of December. She is a strong young lady, with a love for music, her friends and her pets. Makenzie overcame multiple surgeries before the age of six, so we are hopeful that this will be the last she needs for a long, long time.
She has been at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital for all of her procedures - we are blessed to have such great options for medical care in our region!
Your prayers are welcome for the skill of the medical care team, for Makenzie's speedy recovery, and for our family as the healing journey is bound to be stressful for all of us.