Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cardiac Catheterization

Lucy has a cardiac catheterization today, which is a procedure to examine blood flow to her heart and test how well the heart is pumping. This is the only diagnostic test she will have before her heart surgery next week. She’ll be under general anesthesia while a thin plastic tube is inserted into an artery in her leg and from there it will be advanced into the chambers of her heart to study the injection of dye through an X-Ray.

If everything goes well and they don’t discover any new developments with her heart, we’ll be prepared to have her heart surgery on August 17th.

Again, we appreciate your continued thoughts and support.


Jessica said...

we'll be thinking extra positive thoughts for you and Lucy today

nicole green said...

i'll be thinking about you guys today!

Mandy Taulman said...

Praying that all went well today and continued prayers for strength for you as the big day approaches.

Rachael said...

I just had a heart cath on July 30th. I found your blog via milkglassmao on tumblr (she's my best friend). I'm an adult living with a congenital heart defect (transposition of the great arteries with VSD), and I just want you and your family to know that there are thousands of us out here! Putting my happy thoughts out there for little Lucy Kate. :)