Well...the cath didn't go exactly as planned. They were not able to get access to her veins and arteries through her groin. This means that they were only able to get pictures through the artery in her neck. Dr. Prieto assured us that it was no big deal and happens sometimes. It means that for her future caths they will know this and try to get access other places. Her is how we have spent the last few days:
Friday: Got to the hospital at 6:30 am. They tried to start IV fluids around 7:45 am and could not get an IV. I went back to the cath lab with Hope (only one parent is allowed in there). They put her under and then I had to leave. No updates until 11:00 am when I asked what was happening. I received the above news. After that we were hopeful that everything would be fine and it would only be a couple more hours. At 3 pm, Hope was in recovery. She was NOT happy! She was in a lot of pain and her sats were really low. Dr. Prieto was kind of worried about her sats and decided it was probably best if she stayed overnight for observation. We knew this was a possibility, so no big deal. Up to step-down we went...planning to come home on Saturday morning.
Saturday: Talk about bloating. We knew they were giving her extra fluid because of her kidneys, but she weighed 400 grams more than the day before. She doesn't gain that in a month, so we knew we had to spend the day trying to get the fluid off of her. The fluid was also affecting her sats...which means she was put on oxygen through a nose cannula. She hates that and I don't much like it either, but it was needed as her sats were running in the 50s...usually they are in the high 70s or low 80s. By 6 pm, we knew we were here for another night. Marilyn and John brought the boys up for dinner and they went home with dad...at least one of us got a good nights' sleep. I stayed with Hope and worked with the nurses to get her sats up while she was on room air. Around 8 pm, I pulled out the nose cannula and she was officially on her own. She did really well all night with her sats staying in the high 60s and low 70s. That was good enough to let her come home.
Sunday: We are almost officially discharged! Still waiting for daddy to get here to pick us up, but I am sure they will have the paperwork done by the time they get here.
We also have a date for the Glenn...March 8th. A week from tomorrow. I will write more about that later, but yeah...I am scared!