Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Abby's appointment and an update on surgery.

Abby had an appointment at Primary Children's yesterday, December 19, 2011.

We have been concerned about a couple of things here at home.  Oxygen levels have been decreasing the last 6-8 weeks.  Abby has been really tired and frequently staying home from school due to being tired rather than sickness. All of this was more noticeable to us after seeing her so 'pink' and with so much energy and joy over the summer and beginning of the school year.  It has been so fun these last few months to watch her be enthused about life!  (and is heart wrenching to see her struggling again)

It is apparent that we will need to have her heart surgery sooner than later.  We talked about several options, but feel best about the following:  We will send her back to the cath lab and see if there is anything that we can do that will help her.  If there is, we will do it.  Hopefully, this will allow her to be 'healthier' and happier for the next  months or so and most importantly, keep her able to be going to school through this school year.

Then, (and this could change depending on what is determined from the cath lab)  we will schedule her  heart surgery for this summer.  All are in agreement that while it is not 'an emergency', it is time. (Frankly, I would rather not get to the 'emergency' stage thank you very much!) This should be the final surgery that Abby will need.  So, while it is indeed a 'big' deal - we are mostly feeling content and happy for our sweet Abigail to almost be done. :)