I apologize for taking so long to update the site with my status.
Since coming home from my Lvad surgery in January. I have had a few setbacks which have place me back in the hospital several times. The challenge has been getting the right settings and medication to work together to get the full benefit from the Lvad.
I am back home and with the new changes we are praying and hoping to have found the right combination. I still am waiting for a new heart as the Lvad surgery was only to keep my heart from getting any weaker than it is. I've been told that I am competing with 6 other people who fit the same criteria as me. Decisions are made on who gets a heart based on status and best fit.
Again, I would like to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support. I hope to have a fundraiser function soon. Hopefully, I can see everyone then. I will keep you posted regarding this event.
Jan 05, 2016
UPDATE!! GOD IS SO GOOD! Demond's doctor's released him to go finally go home. We have truly been blessed for family that stepped up faithfully to take care of our kids and household while we where in Nashville we will be forever grateful! Thank so much for all the prayers,calls, texts snd thoughtful cards during this journey. Also we are so greatful for the Vanderbilt Medical Hospital team for everything that they have done. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as the process goes foward for God to bless him with a heart. Love The Woodruff family
Dec 09, 2015
Demond has been moved from ICU and has moved to the Critical Care Unit. He was able to walk a full lap around the floor today. He is making great progress and becoming stronger each and everyday.
Dec 04, 2015
Update Demond was able to get up and walk today. So proud of him. I attached a picture to the album on his road to recovery.
Dec 03, 2015
Demond is doing well they was able to remove the breathing tube last night so he is breathing on his own now. Thank you for all the calls,texts,love and support.
Dec 02, 2015
Thank you for all the prayers! Demond made it out of surgery and is now in recovery.
Dec 02, 2015
As Demond and I prepare for the LVAD Heart surgery in the morning, we 1st want to give GOD all the glory for the things that he has done for our family during this journey. Our family has been...
Nov 24, 2015
I could not help but share this inspiration with everyone. I was looking for a piece of paper today and found my 7 year old daughter's "Dear Santa" letter. When I read it I could not help but...
Nov 24, 2015
The past couple of months have been very difficult physically and mentally for my family and I. I have taken countless tests along with medication changes in hopes of slowing down my heart...
Sep 22, 2015
My appointment on September 1st went well. The doctors placed me on a new experimental drug. The goal of this drug was to slow the process of my heart failure down. Unfortunately, my body has not...
Aug 20, 2015
First, my family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. We are blessed to have family, friends, and others supporting us through this experience. Vanderbilt officially placed...