Ya’ Gotta Have Heart

July 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM Leave a comment

The cardiologists have been very happy with her progress thus far.  The heart seems to be functioning pretty much the way they hoped it would after surgery, and things are smoothing out.  Portions of the heart muscle are still too large and out of whack because of the extra work it was doing in utero, so she’s now on medication to slow her heartbeat a bit and let the muscle relax.  It should also have a side benefit of lowering blood pressure and getting rid of some of that extra fluid, so we’ve got our fingers crossed.  So you might say she’s got heart, but a little too much of it.

Perhaps the best news – knock on wood as you read this please – is that the cardiologist said the heart function is good enough that they’d consider sending her home…if she were full term and had figured out the whole eating thing by now.  So we’ve started talking to the nurses about what steps have to happen before she could be released.  It will still be awhile, no doubt, but today we’re starting to see a tiny little light at the end of that tunnel.


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