Thursday, November 17, 2011
Scarlett is in the CICU for the 2nd time in her precious little life.
She's doing pretty well. Her surgeon stopped by to see all of us, and said that Scarlett's stats look good. Scarlett is pretty well sedated and on pain meds at this time. She should be able to get her arterial line, atrial line, drainage tube, and catheter out tomorrow. We should also be able to hold her. She's also a little puffy from her nipple line upward as a result of the new blood flow from the superior vena cava directly to the pulmonary artery (pressure in the lungs greatly exceeds that of the heart for influx of blood). She's expected to be puffy and extra cranky the next few days as a result. Mom and Dad are feeling better now that the surgery is past and she's doing well. Grandma and Grandpa are very proud and Aunt Ashley and cousin Henry think Scarlett is the greatest. Unfortunately, they have to drive all the way back to the Midwest yet today. We are so glad they came to visit and support us!!