A quick update on Lucy's cath. Things went really well. They were able to get her left pulmonary artery open with a balloon instead of using a stent like they were expecting. This was really good news because the stent may have been damaging to her already crappy lungs. Some of the bad news is that Lucy's left diaphragm isn't functioning which may need to be corrected with surgery later on. We're hopeful we won't need to do anything. We were also told that her right collateral artery is providing significant blood flow to her lung and he believes it's in Lucy's best interest to reoperate to get it. We were a little confused because the cardio thorasic surgeon told us he wasn't sure about the surgery. The cardiologist recommended we get a second opinion from one of the leading surgeons in the country. So we're planning to sending Lucy's records to Stanford where there is a surgeon who has made cases like Lucy's his whole profession. I've heard only good things about this guy. So that's where we stand now. We're finally working on getting Lucy home and healed up to get her prepared for another open heart probably in the next year. They showed us images from today's cath and it's amazing how much blood flow they diverted.
Lucy amazes me. We were able to walk her down to the OR where we dropped her off. She got teary eyed and waved goodbye before we ever said anything to her. She just knows. This girl goes through so much crap and somehow still loves us and still trusts us.