Thursday, May 16, 2013

No more surgery for now

Yesterday our surgeon meticulously evaluated Melia's echocardiogram as well as her arterial and venous oxygen levels and determined that another tightening at this time is not necessary.  Our hope is that over the next year that this banding plus her own growth will get the left ventricle to the 85-100% function needed to be a systemic pump so her heart is ready for the double switch without repeating this surgery again. Melia has done beautifully with her recovery.  The hardest thing for her are the frequent nurse visits,  redressing her central line and just wanting to go home.  We are checking another echo this morning and if that looks good then we can get rid of a lot of her lines.

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