Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Seraph's Cardiology Visit

Seraph did great on her Echo.  She's been approved for her GI (instestinal) surgeries.

She hated it--all the touching and the goopyness! She rolled, wiggled, swatted, screamed, and fought.  The tech thought we might have to sedate her to finish the test.  (Scared me!) Seraph's Cardiologist found her "spunkiness" encouraging.  If her heart function was too low, she wouldn't have had the energy to fight them off that much.  The echo (they did manage to see her heart) showed improved heart function :)

After the echo, they did an x-ray, EKG, and lab tests (drawing blood--eeeep)!  She was NOT happy.  ....except she still smiled whenever anyone talked to her.

I'm happy!
The surgeries will be done laproscopically.  No more food tube in her nose! (She'll still have her oxygen tube.) No more stress over Angel yanking out her NJ tube.  They'll be able to play together!!   Significantly less reflux! Happier, more mobile (yikes, but yay) baby :)!!!


peetyswie said...

Yippie!!! I am so happy for the surgery approval. I hope it goes well and that she continues to grow in strength!
Lots of love!

Jessica said...


jenfarmgirl said...

That's such great news!! I just read it to the girls, who fasted for her too. Happy, happy!

Amy said...

Hooray! So good to hear the good news! We've been praying so hard!

Has she had her heart looked at yet for the Fontan procedure yet?

Paige said...

Wonderful news. We are so happy for all of you. Laproscopic is good. Much easier for her to heal.

Mamalissa said...

i love good news! i have the same question about the fontan procedure though- does she have the green light now?

RainSplats said...

thankyou :)

I asked about the fontan...he said "let's take it one step at a time."

They'll do a sedated echo while she's under for the GI surgeries. If that goes well they'll do a heart Cath to check her pressures. ...etc

The Fontan is further down the road...(it's normally done for kids when they're 2-5 years old. and it's actually better to have it done when they're older.) But he did seem more open to that path than he was before.

Anonymous said...

You had a great day. Good possibilities now. Much love, Gma

Michael Atkinson said...

Oh thank God!!!! Will share with Mindy

cheyney webb said...

Wonderful news! I am so glad.

Emily M. said...

I'm so happy for you!

Safire said...

We are so excited to come over and play soon!


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