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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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quiet Night

Callie did well with surgery, they did have to put her on bypass for 1 hr. due to calcification she had, it was so thick that Dr. Hanley actually had to get drills to drill through it. But, praise the Lord she tolerated bypass fine and had no issues coming off. Overall, her surgery was a success and once again we are so thankful such a talented surgeon!

Right now, they are just letting her rest....her lungs are a little irritated from such an intense surgery. The hope as of right now, is to get the breathing tube out early in the morning. With the Glenn they like to get them off the ventilator as soon as they can but in Callie's she is not typical and very complex so they have to tread lightly. Just to ensure her safety and a good recovery. 

I am praying for a quiet night and that her lungs make some good improvement over night so she is ready to get that breathing tube out in the morning :-)

Thank you for all your prayers, he is hearing them and we couldn't ask for anything better right now. Everything is heading in the right direction. We are going to try and get some rest tonight, well she is knocked so we can be prepared for her "wild" self when they extubate possibly in the morning.


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