Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:33 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Mar 27, 2013 11:20 AM
SEATTLE- A Belgrade family is clinging to hope as their baby continues her struggle to survive at a Seattle hospital.
Poppy Dahl was born March 8 with a rare heart defect. She had surgery to correct to problem last week. But, as her mother Christie says, her recovery has not been easy.
"Poppy is having a really rough time. She's experiencing a lot of complications from her surgery," Christie said today from the hospital.
Since the surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital, neither Christie nor her husband, Brad, has been able to hold their daughter. Poppy's chest remains open because of swelling. For several days now, Poppy has been on life support.
Today, doctors tried taking her off the machines.
"Her heart was working way too hard," Christie said. "Something's wrong with the heart."
Now, doctors have to go back in and try to figure out what is wrong with Poppy's heart. In the meantime, Christie and Brad have faith that their daughter will pull through.
"She's had so many close calls, so many times when she could have lost her...It is God showing us that he has her in his arms and his will will be done," Christie said.
It is a rollercoaster ride for the Dahls as Poppy fights for her life. It is a fight that more than 1,000 people have been following on the Pray for Poppy Facebook page.