Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Surgery number 2

Today the appointment went great. Her bloodflow across the shunt is good and her function is remarkable. Her weight and oxygen sats are just what they want them. At the end of the appointment, Dr.  Natarajan approached the topic of scheduling her next surgery. The goal is to get them as big as possible fat wise but not too big. They usually do the second surgery with a sano shunt at 4 to 4.5 months. Dr.  Spray and her cardiologist will both be out of town in the beginning of march at a conference so they will want to do it in the middle of February. My heart totally sank. Olivia is gaining 150 to 200 grams each week. If you do the math, she will be the perfect weight at that time, but I'm not ready. To think she will undergo all of the pain, general anes, possible complications and the whole process all over again. I was just getting used to her being ok. It seems also that Olivia is determined to hinder me celebrating all of my favorite holidays . Mardi gras may be spent in philly too.

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  1. Nah! She isn't hindering you from celebrating the holidays. She is just easing your decision making process. She doesn't need to be around a bunch of people ooo-ing and ahh-ing and breathing all over her for the holidays. Also, she has decided that she doesn't need to be out in the cold with people screaming, "Something for the baby!!!". See, Melanie! She is only helping you make the hard decisions:)

  2. Hey Mel what your sista said above..... lol



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