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.
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2 comments:

Aunt Maria and Family said...

Way to go Abby. We knew you could do it. Greg and Jenn we are so happy that you got some date time in. Its just as important. Love you all

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn,

I have been following your blog for Abigail since it started. You are all in my prayers every day. You and Greg are so amazing handling all of this, learning so much, and being so positive. You guys encourage the rest of us by being so strong.

Hang in there and enjoy every second, every day and triumph as it comes. I know Abigail gets her strength from both of you.

Prayers, love and positive thoughts are coming your way from Quarryville, PA.

GO ABBY GO!!!!

Tammy (from F&M)