Well what can I say about my lil princess. What a brave little star she was and has made us all proud of her.
Well the surgery failed .
They were unable to complete the repair. All they have managed to do is fix the Mitral valve. They haven't sealed any of the holes, due to (Going to try and keep it simple here) the right side of her heart being small, if they sealed the holes it would cause too much blood to go to the lungs and create even worse problems than what she is in now.
Down side is... They may never be able to repair it. They will keep an eye on her over the next few years and hopefully there will be huge medical advancements and they can do something in the future, if not it may mean transplant
Plus side is, we are home even if she is MEGA cranky, MEGA stressed, and MEGA over-whelmed by it all. But hopefully a few decent nights sleep and some of Mums home cooking (one of them had to like it ) she will soon perk up again.
Sprout is still in there and growing nicely. Hopefully still be able to get my home birth now (Although a rest in Hossie sounds real good right now... LOL I am POOPED)
If there is anything I have missed and you want to know more, please don't be afraid to ask. You know I am always happy to talk about things. Its good for me too
Well she is feeling a lot better today. Starting to settle back into the home routine. She had a good nights sleep and is eating again. Still not mega appitite but she is eating a little less clingy too
I am feeling a little better too. Less achey... LOL
Oh sweetheart!! At least they were able to do some part of the op but huge shame that they couldn't do it all - mind you the speed medicine moves these days I'm sure they'll be able to sort it very soon. gentle hugs to all of you xxx
Post by sarahncharlimai on Sept 7, 2007 20:27:29 GMT
hi Rilith glad you are back, sorry to hear the op was not completly successful, but glad she is back home and is recovering by the day, pleased to hear you and bump are doing well, not long now ey. Love and kisses to Holly x x
Really sorry to hear the op didn't go as well as hoped, they've made amazing progress in the past few years regarding surgery for our little ones so who knows what they'll be able to do in another few years time. Holly certainly sounds like a little fighter, bless her. Hope you've all managed to settle in now you're back home and Holly is feeling happier. I always think it feels like absolute bliss being back in my own bed after spending time in hospital! Take care, big hugs xx
Glad to hear Holly's home and making a good recovery. Sorry to hear the op didn't go as well as you hoped but as the others have said things are advancing all the time. I expect you're absolutely shattered. Anyway take care, and you can start looking forward to the new arrival. Hugs to you all xx
Hi Rilith, sorry for not leaving any messages sooner but when i came back from hols our laptop had broke So pleased to hear that Holly recovered so quickly from her surgery and that you are all back home again. Sorry that the op didn't go as planned though. Hope she is doing well and that you can see an improvement in her. How long til the baby is due? Make sure you get some rest, take care and big hugs for brave little Holly xx
Oh Rilith, I am so glad the op is all over for you all, especially lil holly. Sorry it wasnt as succesful as planned but Im sure they will be able to mend it up in a few years with all the advandements nowadays. Hope holly is keeping well, have you seen any imrpovement even with the mitral valve fixed? I sure hope so....
Now you can relax a bit and look forward to the birth of the new baby, and Im sure holly will enjoy it even more than you