Friday, July 29, 2011
We arrived in California yesterday afternoon, Callie was a superstar on all the flights. Couldn't have asked for anything better!
Currently we are staying in a hotel waiting for a room at RMH to open open:/
Early this morning we had our meeting with Dr. Hanley to discuss the plan for Callie's surgery on Wednesday. The plan is to remove both of Callie's central shunts she have a replace with 1 shunt. And then remove the aorta of her lower left pulmonary vein. Doing this will hopefully prepare Callie for her Glenn in 6mths. The BIG thing with this surgery is she HAS TO be on bypass!! As most of you know, Callie has never been on the heart-lung machine with any of her surgeries. Dr. Hanley has always tried to avoid the machine due to Callie's complex anatomy and the risk it holds for her. But, this surgery has to be done on bypass there is no way around it. I am scared about this but know he would never do anything that he didn't think her body could handle. Please pray for her and that her body tolerates this well and she comes off of it just fine and there are no complications. All in all, it was a good meeting. Callie continues to head down the right track and this is one more step to her much needed Glenn.
After our meeting, we decided to take Callie to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
We are enjoying the next few days with Callie before she goes into surgery. So, yes she continues to be spolied rotten;) Callie has been asking since when arrived, "home, me go home" She misses home already and we've only been here a day:( Poor baby, she doesn't understand. It's so hard, but we are doing are best to keep her occupied:)
So, pre-op on Tuesday at 730am and surgery Wednesday.
I will continue to update on our happenings!