Sunday, February 10, 2008
Abby got a room mate today. A little boy named Allen. Don't really know too much about him.
She was doing good today. She weighed a little over 3800 grams. They lowered her dialysis to every 4 hours. Dr. Jenkins said he didn't think that she would have any really long term kidney issues. So cross that off the list. He didn't think she would need the dialysis many more days. He was saying how much it looks like she has been growing, especially the size of her head. He said considering how sick she was, that was great.
I forgot to mention yesterday that Dr. King did an echocardiogram. He said that her heart looked good. There was some narrowing of one her pulmonary arteries. This is not new. She will need an angioplasty - a balloon - to get that back to normal. I don't think it will happen anytime soon, but eventually. He said the dye they inject to do the procedure hurts the kidneys, so he didn't want to do it until the kidneys were 100%. That is the reason her one lung has always been worse than the other. I believe that the one lung gets too much blood. I don't have that all quite figured out yet.
Posted by Greg at 4:20 PM