yet knowing where our hope lies! Gracie's cath lab experience today...still not sure what to call it! It wasn't bad...she's doing well, recovered beautifully and we are HOME already. Yet, not good, because they couldn't really DO anything while in her arteries. The pulmonary arteries going to her left lung (which is the good lung--much larger than the right) are still really small and small all the way through, preventing the doctor from placing any sort of stent or balloon to stretch them out. When the cardiologist gave me the info, I didn't take it as devastating, however, just as it is...it is Gracie's heart, which doesn't have a regular solution. God designed it pretty fancily, I must say!
Our regular cardiologist called right before we checked out and told us the artery has grown a bit since her last cath lab, which is encouraging. The question remains as to whether or not she can have the Fontan. It appears as if there aren't a lot of other options, yet it may not be a perfect fit for her heart. We must continue to trust God as the creator of her body, knowing His plan is good. We continue to be along for the ride!
Since no stents or balloons were used, Gracie was discharged just in time for us to speed on into Derek's track meet and watch him cross the finish line with his new personal best--yippee! It's so great to be home...we are all headed down to play Rock Band before this old lady hops in bed!
Exhausted, yet grateful,