Abby’s Open-heart Timeline


2016 – Pediatric Cardiologist lets us know that Abby won’t be needing heart surgery for a number of years (most likely 2019-2020)


March 8, 2017 – Surgery (Oral) at Rady Children’s Hospital


April 17, 2017 – Final check-up with Pediatric Cardiologist before moving to Romania (so we thought)


June 1, 2017 – Advanced MRI (we were given the choice to do it now in San Diego or in a year at our Pediatric Cardiologist in Germany)


June 9, 2017 – Call from Pediatric Cardiologist letting us know that Abby needs surgery now, not years from now


July 7, 2017 – Pre-OP appointment.


July 10, 2017 – Scheduled open-heart surgery…


  1. Micki Migasi on July 9, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Praying every step of the way! I love ❤️ your precious family! 🙏🏽❤️🤗🐶the puppy is for Abby.

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Thank you for being one of our prayer warriors!

  2. Macy Rahn on July 10, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Praying for your sweet daughter Abby and your sweet family…God is such an Awesome God 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  3. Connie Sieferman on July 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    My husband and I are good friends of Harry and Ruth. We serve alongside of them at Kingsway Christian Church in Avon, IN. We had the blessed opportunity to meet you and your family in a meet-and-greet last summer. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers for Abby — and all of you — as you face this experience today and throughout the coming days. Our hearts are with you! I am so grateful that Harry chose to share your sweet story with many of his good friends and sincere supporters here in Avon. We are blessed to know them and we consider ourselves part of your “extended family”. Chris’ article regarding the response to Brianna’s questions was a great testimony to the legacy that your parents have passed on to their kids, who are all serving the Lord in some fashion or another. What a treasure! Thoughts and prayers, dear friends.

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Connie, thank you for praying with us. Abby is doing well at home right now, and we are thanking God for all He did!

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:43 am

      Connie, my mom is out here with us for a few more days. We are grateful to God for what He has done.

  4. Nancy Whipp on July 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Praying for your beautiful daughter and your precious family… I want you to know that even in the midst of this, what a powerful witness you are for the Lord. Your words touched me to my core. As you said, “praying for wisdom beyond their knowledge” I am praying the same…
    God Bless

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Thank you for praying with us Nancy. God was gracious and Abby is not at home recovering.

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:44 am

      Thanks for praying with us Nancy. God has been so gracious to us by allowing the surgery to be a success, and Abby recovering so well.

  5. Sue and Chris Powell on July 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    We are praying for Abby and her family. Also for Kim and her travel plans. May the Lord bless this precious family!

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Thank you for praying with us Sue and Chris. We are blessed to have seen the Lord work the way He did through this. Abby is happily at home recovering!

    • Chris Guess on July 17, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Sue and Chris, Kim will be here for a little bit more. My mom is also here, and she will be leaving this week. Thank you for praying with us!

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