Well, we just watched our cutie-pie wheeled off to the cath lab for some work there. It was quite a production! At least six people (maybe more) had to join up to push all of her equipment out with her. Just another stark reminder that Anna still needs lots of help!
By the way - this is Matt. Someday I'll figure out how to sign in using my id, that way it'll tell you who posted: either me or my lovely wife. but...
Just to let you all know, we are pretty much at peace. All of the people attending to her are so great! We were told that the cath lab doctor is known nationally and is one of the best of the best. So that makes us feel pretty good.
They will do at least a couple of things. One, they will do some diagnostic stuff to see what is going on with the heart, how the blood is flowing, and look for any problem spots. Also, they will correct any problem spots that they find (if they can...). They think the shunt they put in during the first surgery either has a kink, or a clot, or something like that, so they will probably have to fix that.
The surgeons will be in the cath lab with them, so if there is anything that they need to do and can do, they will be there to do so. There is no anticipation that the surgeons will need to do anything, but they are there just in case.
We're going to try and grab some lunch while they work on our precious angel. Should be about an hour or so, but could be longer. Sounds like most of the time is spent just moving her, getting the equipment all set up, making sure nothing came loose, etc.
Depending on how our brains are functioning after Anna comes out, we'll try and post an update.
By the way, the comments you guys are all putting on this blog have kept me going! It's such a blessing to get on the blog and see the words of encouragement, the prayers, and the Scriptures that you are all providing for us. Thank you! We love you all!!!