Monday, April 11, 2011

Surgery Day Specifics

Today was Therese's pre-op visit to the hospital. She did a GREAT job enduring two blood tests, a chest x-ray, and visiting with the doctors and nurses. The Child Life staff were wonderful and gave her so many activities to do in the hospital that Therese said "it is like Christmas!".

We found out that her blood pressure is now significantly higher than our last appointment (explaining the worsening of her symptoms!). Her pressures were 210/107. In a normal child her weight and height, her blood pressure should be about 98/59. Yikes! And to think she is on two blood pressure medications already! It is time to fix this heart!

Surgery will begin at 10am on Wednesday. We will arrive at Lutheran General at 9am. They expect the surgery will last 2.5 hours. Most likely she will stay in the hospital for 3-5 days depending on her blood pressure.

Carter came down with a fever on Sunday and has been staying with Casey at my mom's house. Please pray that he feels better and that no one else gets sick, especially Therese.

We are feeling positive and looking forward to getting all this behind us.

I'll keep you posted!


  1. I will be praying for you and your family during this time. You are an amazing mama! And an amazing family. We will be watching for updates.

  2. Praying, praying, praying! May our Healer also be your peace.