Thursday, December 3, 2009

Round One Finished

Livi is now out of recovery into a room just for overnight. She did beautifully! She came out of post op EXTUBATED! YAY! It was a wonderful sight to see (and hear, as she was obviously not very happy about the pain and didn't have a problem letting everyone know it). They finished all three procedures and we are awaiting results.

We say round one because during the heart cath the cardiologist found that the ASD (atrial septal defect) was actually bigger than they thought (actually 10-14mm) and could not be fixed with a coil which could have been done during the cath. The plan now is to schedule open heart surgery for sometime in the next few weeks to a month. During the open heart surgery they will patch the ASD and tie off the PDA (the second defect that was much smaller and not too much of a concern for them). The outcome of this should be more energy and less respiratory problems for Livi.
Of course Brian and I are nervous for this next step, but we know that the doctors here are very capable and that ultimately the Lord has her and our whole family in His hands. We appreciate all of the prayers and words of encouragement.

9 comments:

  1. kelly -- thanks for the update and the news -- she is a sweet girl in every single picture that I see. Love to you all - Jane

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  2. Kelly and Brian,
    Thanks for the prompt news! We are thinking of you all. Dean & Nancy

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  3. What a cutie. Thinking of you!

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  4. Brian/Kelly - Just finding out/catching up on all of this. SO, SO, SO glad it went well today! I have your page bookmarked... Praying for the little one. sbc

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  5. way to go Livi!! yeah! we are praying for you and the upcoming surgery! we love you guys!!!

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  6. Kelly and Brian, Connie and I think of you all and are praying for Livi. Dean provided this site to us and we thank you for sharing the information.. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers

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  7. We have been thinking of you guys a lot and praying for you!! I'm so glad you have a blog so we can all keep in the loop with what's going on. We love you guys and will keep praying for you! Livi is such a beautiful little baby girl. (Laura & Pete)

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  8. I had no idea that Livi was having medical issues. I'll be praying for her recovery. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

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  9. I'm so glad that Livi has come out well at this point. Also glad that you've taken this approach... nice to hear what's going on in your lives, even if it's isn't always the best news. Thinking of you all.

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