Learn About Callie's Journey with CHD

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Callie was born with an extremly rare, complex congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Right Heart, Pulmonary Atresia with an Intact Ventricular Septum, MAPCA’s, Pulmonary vein stenosis. Currently she has had 11 heart surgeries,15 heart caths & over 30 blood transfusions.All of her surgeries have been performed at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California by one of the best surgeons in the world, Dr. Frank Hanley.This blog is dedicated to her and her journey as a survivor with Congenital Heart Disease.Her battle is by no means over but we take one day at a time and rejoice in ALL the good times. Please join us in praying for our sweet girl.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Doing Good:)

Callie is doing very well. No major changes today, just letting her rest. Her x-ray this morning showed her left lung was a little hazy but nothing much, yet. We are waiting to see if her lungs suffer from reperfusion, it usually happens when you increase the amount of blood flow to the lungs.(like Callie has had done) It takes about a good 48hrs. to show up. So, so far so good. But, I won't be satisfied until Monday's x-ray then I will safely say, No reperfusion injury. If it does end up showing up, it just means a little more time on the ventilator. One day at a time:) Overall, everything is going GREAT! We are so thankful for how awesome our lil trooper is doing. She is such a tough cookie:) Will update again on Monday, hope everyone has a great weekend. Here are some pics.


  1. Look at that little angel! She really is a trooper! Huges and Kisses Callie!

  2. Glad to know things are going good. Hate to see Callie with all those tubes and wires but know she will be better for it real soon. Will try to come by and see you Friday while we're there for pre-op appt. Hang in there and get rest while she's resting.

  3. Susanne, Bill, Sairah, Sierra HodgeApril 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    We love you guys