Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another surgery

So last Wednesday Hailey went to the cath lab and the doctors told us they need to go back in to fix a severely leaky valve. :( Hailey had her surgery on Friday august 21st. Exactly one month after her Norwood. So now we are back to the beginning again. At least there is no ECMO this time. She seems to be doing pretty good right now. They had some concerns again with her lactate levels. They were over 13 when they finished the surgery but they are now down to 1.7 and need to keep getting lower. Our poor baby is so swollen again it's so painful to see. She was so close to going home and now we have to go through all of this again. Hopefully the recovery is much faster this time than it was the last. We have been here for 5 weeks now and we're looking at 3-4 more. But as long as we get to take her home, it doesn't matter how long we stay.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear she needed another surgery. The same thing happened to our Aly~ they had to go back in and repair the shunt they put in a week after her Norwood. Recovery was definetly faster from the second one then the first. Hang in there and know that your family is always in our thoughts and prayers.