Thursday, March 13, 2008
We met with Abby's team today and they do not want to wait 3 months to attempt the balloon procedure again, they want to go back in on Monday. Bad news is if the procedure is not successful on Monday she will have to have surgery and they will have to open her chest again. This is a setback but we are as optimistic as we can be that Monday will be successful since they already know what the left pulmonary artery looks like and will not have to spend a lot of time exploring. Overall, Abby is doing well - labs, blood gasses and white blood count were all spot on. We aren't sure if they will take her off the vent since she will have to be on the vent for the procedure on Monday. Until then she will remain in the PICU. Please keep your fingers crossed and send your prayers our way.