Seraph didn't mind being up at 6am. I had to be up late to do her midnight feeding and then switch to pedialyte at 2am. I was really tired. Thank heavens Daddy was driving! Seraph loves driving. She mostly watches out the window and kicks her feet.
Seraph liked the toys outside of xray. She hated xray. They make her sit still and mommy leaves!! I like to stand back by the computers so I can take a peek at her xray as it pops up on the screen. Her xrays looked fantastic this time :) yay!
There was a LOT of waiting....and Daddy got lots of work done on his phone. Thankfully, I had the iPad along to keep Seraph busy. (I brought it to read a book while she was sedated, but once she saw it, she demanded her app-play time!)
Seraph was almost a year old before she decided to allow me to give her comfort via hugs and touching. Before that she would just shove everyone away. Now she wants me to hold her and give her love. I never knew it was something to be grateful for....but I am ever so grateful she let me hold, comfort, and sooth her as the meds started kicking in. :) She is one tough cookie!
Recovery time was fast. We had our chat with the cardiologist. It was all good. Her heart function/xrays/valves...everything looks good. We've set up a heart Cath in August. Cardiologist is optimist about her next open heart surgery...and feels we'll be able to do it in August.
He also cut back on several of her meds.
It was crazy talking to him....because this was the first time that it was all good news. I feel better about her upcoming surgery. I think she'll do well.
Here's a picture of Seraph the day after her echo: