Some good news (kinda ) and some pretty not great news.
Good news is that Annabelle came through surgery and is doing fine. The leaky valve looks much better and they did some other something that I don’t completely understand yet.
However, they couldn’t do her Glenn, the reason they did the surgery in the first place. The pressures ended up being too high in her lungs and she didn’t tolerate it. Which means, we have to go through this again in a few months (instead of a few years…). The hope is that she’ll tolerate it better in a few months, but the surgeon has no idea why it didn’t work this time.
He also mentioned that if the repair they DID do doesn’t fix her leaky valve, it is a good indication that she’s not tolerating a single ventrical repair that they are trying to do. And since there are only 2 ways to fix the condition she has, that would leave us with one, which is a heart transplant.
I’m still processing, to be honest. I still have a ton of questions and am quite confused. Our hope and prayer, at the moment, is that her leaky valve is FIXED and that she recovers well from this fix. And that we can get her to come home before they have to try her Glenn again.
Your prayers today as we try to grasp all this and gain a little more understanding as to what to expect in the coming days, weeks and months are greatly appreciated. We’re just a wee bit overwhelmed at the moment.