Thursday, May 22, 2008

Echo results

Vaeh had her second echo since her surgery today. They did it with & without the O2, checking the pulmonary artery pressures. There was a slight difference in the pressures, with them being a little lower when she's on the O2. So it looks like most likely we'll go home with the O2. I've been telling them all along that it wouldn't be a big deal since we're already set up for it anyway! What do mom's know, though!

They have her scheduled in the morning for a swallow study to see where we are compared to last year. Then tomorrow afternoon she is scheduled for an MRA (magnetic resonance arteriogram) of her pulmonary arteries. From what I understand they want a good look at the junction of her PA's with the conduit.

Once all of those tests are completed, it looks like we may get out of here sometime on Saturday possibly, but not set in stone yet! I'm sitll amazed that they are talking about sending her home just 9 days post-op! With her last open heart she wasn't even extubated yet! Whooohooo!! Its just another testament to how amazing these kids are!!

In the echo room - playing with the gel!

Playing with mommy's phone

What happens when left unsupervised in the crib!

Who needs toys? Especially when there's an empty bottle!


Mina said...

Wow Tina, it's amazing Nevaeh's doing so well the docs are talking about discharge on saturday. I hope that everything goes according to schedule. She looks so happy in the crib, is she always so delightful? Such a strong little girl!

Vanessa said...

Looks like someone needs a bath. LOL! Just giving her a hard time..she looks great! I just hated not being able to bath Arianna after surgery. I knew she would feel so much better.

I'm glad to hear they are doing a swallow study and MRA before you leave. About the oxygen..who cares if she goes home with it, as long as you get home. How long do they expect her to stay on the O2?

What exciting news to think you might be heading home on Saturday!

Give that angel a hug from me!

The Portas said...

Vaeh is sure a tough little girl! She's such a cutie. Look at that precious smile! I'm so happy that talks of going home are going around. YAY!!!!!!

Wendy said...

Hi Tina,

I'm so happy to hear that things are looking good! I love that little grin in her pictures....she is just the sweetest thing!!!

It's great to hear that you may be going home on Saturday!!! WOO-HOO!!! I know it'll feel so good to have your family all together again....I'll bet another special girl misses you and her little sister so much.

Tell Nevaeh to keep up the awesome work....and give her a great big hug and kiss from her friend, Emma! We're keeping her healing heart in our prayers!

Lots of Love,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

Vanessa said...

Thinking of you guys!

Kathy said...

I hope you guys get to go home tomorrow!!! What a treat!!!
All the babies seem to be recovering from surgery in record awesome!!!
Sending our love,

Vanessa said...

Just checking in on you guys. Hope you are still planning on going home tomorrow!

Vanessa said...

I'm waiting....LOL!

Hope you guys are getting ready to leave. Let us know how Vaeh is doing.