Saturday, June 4, 2011
A word from Lulu
Hi guys! We're all getting ready for my surgery early Monday morning. Mom and Dad are nervous but we know a lot of people are praying for me. Surgery starts at 7a.m. and should last 5 or 6 hours. They are going to fix my main pulmonary artery and valve by replacing it with an animal artery and valve. Then they are going to use one of my collateral arteries (those are the arteries that grew to compensate for my narrowed pulmonary arteries) and patch my left pulmonary arteries with it. Lastly they will patch my VSD (the hole in my heart). The muscle build-up in my heart should correct itself once my heart is corrected. I'm so excited to be getting my heart repaired. I'm going to be able to keep up with my sissy! Sometimes I get so mad when I see Jack and Hazel playing and I just can't keep up. If everything goes well I should be in the hospital about a week. I can't be picked up under my arms for 6 weeks. Gammy is going to fly with me to Utah at the end of June so I don't have to drive with the rest of my family. I'm one lucky little girl!