Wednesday, August 31, 2011

4 weeks post op

Tomorrow Lucy is having a cardiac cath. This is her 6th cath and her 13th surgery. I've never been too nervous for her caths before but this time is a little different. The risks are a little higher but mostly our expectations are really high. We're hoping that by stenting her left pulmonary artery some of the pressure in her heart will decrease and she can come out of heart failure. Some doctors have briefly mentioned the possibility of a heart transplant but for now we're trying not to worry about that.

On Friday, Lucy will have been in the ICU for six weeks. I can't even imagine how bored I'd be after six weeks. She hasn't been allowed to eat since her surgery. She loves all the attention she's getting but I know she just wants to come home. I brought Hazel yesterday. It's always a little hard when I bring her. One or both of the girls always gets a little freaked out. Yesterday it was Lucy.













Oh, and I should probably mention....Chuck did not go to San Antonio. He's taking the rest of the year off and we're moving here. Yup, living in the parent's basement. Things are really starting to get interesting around here.

5 comments:

The Reynolds said...

We are so going to miss you. Are you selling your place here? Are you planning on coming back sometime? Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. We think about your family a lot and we hope you're all doing OK. Good luck to all of you tomorrow. Here's hoping for good news. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

The Reynolds said...

PS Hazel looks so much like Jack in that first picture.

Noelle said...

We were up there today for a follow up exam. We wanted to stop and see you but our appointment went longer than we thought and we had a very hungry, unhappy baby. You all are in our prayers!

Tom/Tabitha said...

We are really going to miss you.

Anaise said...

My best wishes, best thoughts, and best prayers are with you!