Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Beginning the surgery process

Today we received the pre-op instructions in the mail from the University of Michigan. We have to have Nevaeh in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning at 9:00AM for her sedated echo, chest x-ray & EKG. We will also be meeting with cardiology & anesthesia to discuss/ update her history and go over any questions we may have. Its an all day process, so we are planning to spend the night. Chances are that she will be the first, and maybe only case on Dr. Bove's schedule for the day. For her previous two surgeries she was the first, I think mostly because they weren't sure exactly what all they would (be able to) do. Such is the case this go around, as their is a possibility of him working on her pulmonary arteries, in addition to closing the VSD & changing the conduit/ valve. The latter of the two are definitely going to happen as they are the reason for this procedure.
On a lighter note, a couple of our little heart friends had surgery themselves in the past week, and both are doing quite well! Ashcer made it home within two weeks time, and Addisyn just had surgery on Monday, and will possibly be home by the weekend. Check out their CaringBridge sites on the right hand side of the page. Just click on either of their names & it takes you directly to their site! Hopefully Nevaeh will follow in their footsteps, and have a short post op stay in the hospital, and then come HOME!!

3 comments:

Emily Elizabeth said...

Navaeh is beautiful and I LOVE her name! It's very touching :)

Many well wishes on the upcoming surgery. We've gone through it twice and I desperately hope we never have to do it again. My son handles it just fine - me; not so much.

Naveah will be in my thoughts.

Vanessa said...

Thank you Tina for your kind words. It's always encouraging to know I'm not the only one going through this. I hope Vaeh's sats are stabilizing a bit.

Take Care,

Vanessa

Mina said...

I'll be keeping Nevaeh in my thoughts, hoping for a successful procedure and a short hospital stay, with a super rapid recovery. I hope you are able to use your blog to keep all of Nevaeh's groupies updated, I'll sure be checking back!