Thursday, June 23, 2011
Healthy Heart Club, Update 5
The main thing today obviously was letting Lucy rest. She slept for 5 hours straight without moving an inch this afternoon. Followed by 3 hours of pure wiggling. It's 10PM now and she's once again fast asleep.
Speaking with the doctors, tomorrow we hope to start taking away some of the toobies that plague our sleeping beauty. On her right hand she has an IV and arterial line, which is boarded and wrapped up. This is referred to as her "clubbing hand", as it works best as a bat. The other hand is covered with a sock secured down with a velcro restraint; child's play for our little Houdini.
She has been doing well on 1 liter of oxygen all day long, which is where she was before surgery. The million dollar question is, will she still require oxygen after she has healed? Time will soon tell.
Lucy Kate Hopkins
This is the story of Lucy, delivered 10 weeks premature, weighing only 2lbs. She was born with Downs Syndrome and multiple congenital heart defects, spending 75 days in the NICU. She has underwent two open heart surgeries in August 2009 and June 2010 to repair her Atrioventricular (AV) Canal Defect, Ventricular septal defect, double outlet right ventricle, mitral valve and extra superior vena cava. We hope she touches your heart as much as she has touched ours.
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