Monday, January 31, 2011

She's awake!

Abby is awake and doing well. :) The procedure went very well. She will spend the night in the Cardiac icu and we will probably go home tomorrow! whew!

Update Cardio-cath Jan. 31, 2011

Abby has been in the cath lab for just over an hour and will be there another 1-2 hours. Please Pray for her body to tolerate the changes well so that this phase is successful. She will do great. Her favorite part of the day was getting to color on the dolls. One for her and one for Tessa - she loved getting to choose and make one for Tessa. She was really missing her sister today.

This picture was taken yesterday before Abby went in to her procedure.  She was missing her little sister, so she wanted to take a picture and show Tessa how brave she is. ;)

  We sent this picture to my sister's phone with this message from Abby to Tessa: "Hi Tessa. I love you and miss you! Have a great day playing with Aunt R and K! I made a doll for you. I miss you. You are my best friend."

I love sisters!

Thank you in advance for your prayers, thoughts, and well wishes! love you!

James, Summer, Abby, and Tessa

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Phase 2

   We are heading out to Salt Lake on Mon. January 31, 2011 for the next phase.  Abby will have a cardio-dath.  A cardio-cath is usually a same day procedure, but because we are the last appointment of the day and because of the nature of what is being done there is a good chance she will be admitted for overnight observation.
  During the procedure Dr. Grey will be blocking off the collateral vessel that has formed between her IVC and liver so that her blood will flow how it is supposed to, through her lungs instead of bypassing them.   He will also be blocking her pulmonary artery coming out of her heart. This will decrease blood pressure going into the lungs allowing additional blood flow to enter and boost her oxygen.  This means higher oxygen levels - yay!