Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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.
Posted by Wodzisz Family at 9:50 AM