Thursday, July 15, 2010

7 weeks later

It's now been 7 weeks since Abby's Fontan and life at our house couldn't seem more normal. It's almost like her surgery never happened. We had a check-up on Tuesday with Dr. Castro and she was very happy with how Abby is responding to the surgery. We've reduced her meds down quite a bit and just a couple diuretics remain, but so far the fluid that caused us so much trouble seems to be gone for good. They don't want to see us back for another check up for a whole month!

Abby definitely has more energy. She's keeping up with her sister and has totally lost interest in her afternoon nap. Watching her run around it seems impossible to believe that she had major open heart surgery less than two months ago. We are truly blessed.

7 comments:

Jenny Lincoln said...

That's such wonderful news! I'm so glad things are going so well for Abby. I love hearing that 7 weeks later it's like nothing ever happened. We have our Fontan coming up within the next year and I'm, of course, a ball of nerves about it.
Enjoy your summer post surgery! :)

Marty said...

So this really means what? Bryan now has to take his afternoon nap alone?

Seriously, this blog has meant a lot to those of us on the outside. Thanks for keeping it Alison and thanks for this great bit of news.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your family. We have been following your journey since before she came! Our prayers are with you always.
Love Jen and Dennis

Jane said...

I love the picture of her on your profile, but want to let everyone know that she is not on oxygen anymore . . . not since she was in the hospital.
Love,
YaYa

Tom & Bobbie said...

Thank you for the update on Abby. It is such a blessing to hear how well she is doing. Our granddaughter, Ashlyn, will have her Fontan next year. She also has Dr. Spray. We will keep Abby in our prayers. Ashlyn's blog is ashlynupdates.blogspot.com
Love in Christ, Tom & Bobbie

Anonymous said...

Such good news!! Abby is such an amazing little girl!

Jill Harrison

Jamiel said...

Although I just read your blog, but I'm really happy condition now. I'm waiting for her full recover and will pray for it...