A photo taken for Mommy since she she was at a different hospital
taking care of Mackenzie. Lily melts my heart.
Lily was the second case of the day. They anticipated that her heart catheterization would last for two hours. They took her and Papa back to pre-op for her "princess gown"...topped off with Papa's flip flops.
Three hours into the heart cath, the nurse came to get Jacques because the surgeon wanted to speak to him. Jacques called me so that I could be on a conference call. What the cath team found is nothing short of shocking. Lily's Fontan that she had done in July has absolutely no continuity with her right pulmonary artery. The photo below gives a vivid image of what Lily has been living with since her open heart surgery. Her right lung is not getting any blood flow.
Lily woke up from her anesthesia madder than a hornet. Baby girl has been eating her Wheaties, and Papa reports that the make-shift straight jacket for her leg (she cannot move her leg for 6 hours) could not contain her. They placed her in a chair on Papa's lap and he became her harness. Woah nelly! After two and a half hours of screaming and fighting, she finally gave in to sleep. Lily is in the Caridac Intensive Care Unit just a few doors down from where she and I lived in July & August. The surgeon said that the cath was very invasive and the several hours of trying to lace her right pulmonary artery with a wire will leave her in a lot of pain. Prayers for comfort and sleep tonight!
"There is wonderful joy ahead even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold, though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed
to the whole world."
1 Peter 1:6-7