Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hope is on the mend



Hope made it to PICU around 5 pm last night.  We were finally able to see her around 6:30 pm.  Dr. Mavroudis was there and talked to us for a little while about the additional work he had to do on her little heart.  Her pulmonary artery was pretty small, so he had to make it bigger and put a patch on it.  That is why she had problems when they first tried to get her off the bypass machine.  Once he made it bigger, she didn't have any problems coming off bypass.  He did tell us that it may need to be ballooned in the future, but that could probably be done in the cath lab. 

Cat was the nurse when Hope was brought back from surgery.  She is the same nurse Hope had when she was brought back from surgery the first time.  It was kind of nice to see some of the same faces in PICU.  I know they will take really good care of Hope.  Jim is the night nurse and he was also the nurse that was working on the day Hope was brought over from Akron Childrens Hospital.  He is really sweet and we felt really good around 8 pm, so we decided to leave her in the hands of PICU and head home for a good night's sleep. 

We want to thank each and everyone that kept us in your thoughts and prayers.  They worked again for our little miracle and we cannot begin to describe how wonderful we feel and how much love we feel from everyone around us.

12 comments:

  1. So glad to hear she is doing well! Considering what she just went through, she looks beautiful!
    Colin had to have his pulmonary artery patched durning his Glenn as well. Our doctor said that is very common single ventricle babies.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as Hope makes a speedy recovery!

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  2. So happy that her surgery went well! I will be be keeping Hope in my prayers for a smooth and speedy recovery! Hugs to you.

    Michelle
    www.withallmyhearts.blogspot.com

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  3. I am so glad she is doing much better.

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  4. So happy and relieved to hear it went well. I pray that her recovery from this surgery goes fast so she can come home soon. Seeing her picture brought tears to my eyes. I know she is in good hands but I wish she didn't have to go through so much. She is so little but what a little fighter. I know it just breaks your heart, hang in there mama!! My family and I always have your family in our prayers. God bless you!

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  5. I hope you can get some rest.....SPOIL HER ROTTEN!!! I am happy that everything went well and I know she will recover quickly!

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  6. I'm so glad she's doing well! I was so worried but kept praying like crazy! I'll continue to pray for her speedy and fast recovery!

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  7. I had NO IDEA Hope had her Glenn yesterday. I hadn't checked the blog for awhile. I wish I had known so I could PRAY like crazy. I guess you had a large prayer train already as it looked like she did really well! Stay strong and we will continue to pray for all of you. At Trav's appt they said his will probabyl be late April early May. I am very anxious about it.

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  8. so glad Hope is doing well!! praying for all of you!

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  9. Glad to hear that things are going well! Hang in there and know that we are praying for all of you!

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan
    www.whenlifehandsyouabrokenheart.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey, here is the website for the mended heart bear... http://bummerbears.com/shop/product.php?productid=16135 Kind of pricey but so soft and so cute!!!

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  11. So proud of her! What a fighter :)

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