Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cath pushed to this Monday

Olivia will be going to the catheterization lab on Monday.  They will go in through her neck and femoral artery in her leg.  This will be the 5th time Olivia goes under general anesthesia in her first 5 months of life, and the 3rd time they will go through her leg.  Perhaps they will use the other leg. 

She is still breathing pretty fast (40 per minute asleep, 60 per minute awake).  The thing that keeps this from being a bad thing is that she is still laughing, playing and eating.  If those things changed they would want her in the hospital asap.

Tonight at 11pm Olivia will have her final Enfaport bottle.  Then I will give her pedialyte (bubble gum or strawberry flavored) until 5:30am.  At 7:30am they will hopefully start getting her ready to go back to the cath lab. As soon as I hear something I will let everyone know.  If they coil or stent anything we will be in the hospital overnight.  If they don't do anything but measure pressures and visualize her anatomy she'll go home Monday at some point.

My perfect scenario is this: coil off that big vein they think is causing her lower sats and fast breathing, stay in the hospital a day, fly home Tuesday night and possibly start giving her lovenox Wednesday to thin her blood from the coil or possible clot.  Once home they'll do all the levels and figure out the best dosage of lovenox.  In a perfect world she wouldn't need it and just stay on the aspirin.  However, I feel I should put something negative in my perfect scenario so it actually comes to fruition.

These collateral veins seem to be common, but it is not common for it to effect function too much.  Hopefully this will not be a recurring thing.  It might not be anything, this might just be Olivia's norm and we go home Tuesday night without a coil or a stent.  Until tomorrow we won't know what is what.



  1. Thinking and praying for y'all.

  2. I believe your doctors tells you right - so stick with their knowledge and experience. I'm just hoping both of you are well and I will keep you both in my prayers. buy humira online


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