HOUSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper family has been blessed with a summer miracle. After months of prayer, and support from the community, little Parson Blue has received new lungs.
The 12-month-old girl has been on the lung transplant list at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for months, and her family told KTRE News in May that there are only five cases like Parson Blue's in North America.
Parson Blue has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Filamin A, which she developed in utero.
Parson's father Rodney Herrington said the procedure lasted about 12-hours on Friday and they are unbelievably happy. He said they were supposed to receive the lungs on Thursday but because of bad weather the lungs were delayed. He said he thought they were going to lose them.
"We've had six offers come through; six come up available," Herrington said in May. "But for some reason they were well oxygenated or for whatever reason there was a disease going through those lungs…they couldn't get those."
Herrington said the procedure was a touch and go, but Parson Blue is doing wonderful. He says she will be in the hospital for another two to three months while she learns to breathe on her own. But he says they are excited to have something extra to celebrate when she turns one-year-old on July 3.
To catch up on Parson Blue's journey, visit bluecark756.blogspot.com.