Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Bump in the Road

We had a routine visit with the cardiologist today and there seems to be a small problem. It looks like some scar tissue has built up, obstructing a major artery, which will require prompt attention.

On Tuesday we are headed down to CHOP where Abby will get a catheterization, just like in February. Once in, they will either blast apart the scar tissue to open up the artery, or if that isn't possible, put in a stent as a last resort. She should only have to spend one night in the hospital.

The cardiologist says this isn't an emergency, but it is putting excess stress on the right side of her heart, so it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

Even though a cath isn't as major as the open heart surgeries she's had before, there is still some risk. Pleas keep Abby in your thoughts and prayers on Tuesday!

I'll keep you all updated.

4 comments:

Faith (Gavin's Mommy) said...

I am so sorry to hear this! The constant ups and downs can really stress you out, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers! Call me/Email me if you ever need to talk! Lots of Hugs!

Mom to Toes said...

I will be thinking of you, Bryan and Sweet Abby, Alison.

Davis Family said...

Saw a note on Faith's site and thought I'd just make a comment. May God keep Abby safe and give you strenght. God Bless you all!
Roberta Davis (Bronwyn's mom)

tracie said...

Thank you for posting a message on my blogsite. I hope that God will continue to bless your family and keep Abby heathy--each and everyday is a blessing, I certainly know.
Tracie
http://tracie-heterotaxysyndrome.blogspot.com