Melanie's doctor said with a congenital heart defect (CHD) your chances for Downs, Turners and Trisomy 18 are increased greatly. We got a special test done and now we know it is not one of those things. Just a happy healthy HLHS Olivia in the oven.
We visited with Deb from Children's Hospital in New Orleans and she is a wonderful lady. We got a tour of the CICU and were very impressed with their setup. Their surgeons do all of the rounding during their entire care, the baby stays in CICU the entire time. They have a really great interstage program (home health 3 times a week, OT's, PT's, pulse ox machine at home, and a scale). If we don't go to CHNOLA I hope they wouldn't mind having us for our interstage care through the time between the 2nd and 3rd open heart surgeries.
Thank you Brittany Booth (Melanie's sister), my wonderful sister-in-law for helping to spruce up the blog.