Wednesday, April 13, 2011
More waiting. Lucy's doctor is going to have a meeting with the surgeon on Friday to discuss surgery. Basically we were told today that Lucy's pulmonary arteries are not big enough to do the full repair without needing additional surgeries. He started talking about the possibility of replacing her shunt before her full repair. We kind of all lost it at that point. None of us want to do that again. Our other option is to do her full repair and leave her VSD (a hole in her heart) open. She will need another surgery later on to repair this. We really want to have her surgery soon so she can recover in time for this summer. We're supposed to go to Utah in July so Chuck can do a rotation there. Then in August and September he will be doing rotations for the air force and the rest of us will stay in Utah. The problem is Lucy's arteries still might not be large enough. So for now we just have to wait.