Friday, March 5, 2010

Echo and x-Ray


Today's x-Ray and echo confirmed the surgery went great and the baffle reconstruction was completed successfully. Eveything works as expected and there is no blood flow obstruction in this pulmonary vessel and the leaking tricuspid valve is leaking much less. Both ventricles are strong and the reconstructed atriums look great.

Abi is done for today with tests, x-rays, echos and whatnot. Time to rest.


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Time to play




Since Abi woke up only couple hours from the surgery and got
out of the CICU the very next day without any sedation meds she got to experience the soreness of her chest this time, hence the changes in breathing. She got couple deep breaths and then was breathing faster but not this deep to avoide pain. This seems to be naturl and normal after surgery and last time we did not observe anything like this because she was sedated for the first 2 days.

Right now she's sleeping and resting and breathing just fine.

And the saturation is in mid/high 90s; 98-100.


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Where Is My Chest Tube


Where is my chest tube? Where are my pacemaker's wires?
Oh, they are all gone!!!!


Just to add to it Asia and I got to be with Abi when they were pulling the wires and the tube out.

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Seems like the bleeding has completely stopped and we hope for the chest tube to go out maybe even this morning. Still waiting for the doctors and rounds.

Abi seems to be uncomfortable often so we are trying hard to manage her pain and not to drug her up at the same time. She slept pretty restless and was waking up a lot though around 3am we got some first beautiful smiles.

The only thing that worries us at the moment is her breathing. There are 3 different ways she breathes. First, she breathes in and holds the breath for a moment before she let's it out. After a while she starts breathing fast and then she slowes down a bit. This cycle repeats very often. Once again we are waiting for the doctors to discuss this with them.

More soon.


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