Monday, March 17, 2008

Huge Weight Off!!!

Abby did great today. She continues to amaze. She looked great after the procedure compared to what she looked like on Wednesday. Dr. Kaiser was able to balloon her left artery from less than 1 mm to about 4 mm. He also re-did her right side to 5 mm. Later on, 6 months down the road, he might put in some stints. She will not need surgery at this point. I can't believe it. It still hasn't sunk in. She could come home next week. She will get extubated tomorrow morning. Get the wound vac off this week. She should come home with oxygen and the feeding tube - which is awesome. It's no big deal.

Jenn and I were talking, and she has challenged Dr. King, Dr. John, Dr. Kaiser, Jason, Dr. Hagop to their max. It's unheard of. She will be 5 months next week. It's been so unbelievable. We can not tell you how much we appreciate everyone who has sent their prayers, love, and support. Jenn said it is like Dr. John is almost like a religious figure. He is always so peaceful and was like a man who was full filling his Purpose. Those doctors literally saved Abigail's life. I remember the first time I met Dr. John. I asked him questions that, looking back, were so naive. We really knew nothing then. He sees that stuff every day.

The father of the baby who got moved in to our room today could see me and Jenn talking to all the nurses, doctors, and therapists. He asked me if I worked there. I told him, "No", we just have been there quite a while.
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Nana said...

Way to go Abby girl!

Love you Sweetheart! <<<<<<******>>>>>>Nana

Michelle said...

Way to go abby!!! That is great!! that is awesome that she may be able to go home next week!

Aunt Maria said...

Great Job Abby! We knew you could do it. Keep up the good work.

Aunt Maria, Uncle Mauro, Dominic, Laura and Pop pop

Teri said...

We knew she would do just great!

I bet she is really going to be happy to go home!


Anonymous said...

congrats! we continue to pray for spedy recovery and comfort. get ready for her because i am sure that she will change drasticaly when she is in the comfort of her own home and her parents 24/7
lots of love megan peterson

Heather said...

I'm so happy and thrilled for your family!!! I've commented a few times, I found your blog randomly and have been checking it every day for updates. Your Abby is amazing. There is nothing like the day you take your baby home from the NICU! I can't wait for it to happen for you.