Sunday, January 10, 2010

This Friday

Well, if all goes according to plans, Claire will have surgery to repair congenital heart defects on Jan 15th. Dr. Wells and attending surgeons will close one small and one large hole and repair a cleft in one of her valves.

My main concerns are:

1. There is a possibility of disturbing the body's natural pacemaker when working on the right atrium (the area they will be working on in Claire) this would result in Claire needing an artificial pacemaker.

2. Negative side effects of medications ie. nausea, vomiting, itchiness. (Claire had nausea and dry heaves after being sedated her MRI at one year.)

3. Possible allergic reactions to hospital foods. (Of course we have already listed out for them all the things she is allergic to.)

4. Infection at the incision site.

5. Other complications related to open heart surgery.

more info:
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/atrial-septal-defect.html


Please keep Claire in your prayers.

4 comments:

Nanna said...

Poppa and I, all of the Oklahoma family, and our church, St. Charles Borromeo, are praying for your family, for Claire's surgery, and for the doctors and nurses that will be helping dear Claire. Thank you so much, Jen, for the specifics. We watched the videos on that web site with great interest and read everything. Thanks be to God for the men and women that have been called to study and develop this knowledge that now can help sweet Claire and many other boys and girls. You remain in our thoughts and prayers throughout the days of preparation, the surgery, and recovery. Love, Nanna

t-berg said...

Praying for you all, and all who is involved in the surgery....love and lots of hugs sent your way from okc!

Azreada said...

From flwrlovr Vera, friend of Grparents Stan and Judy. Please know I am praying for heavenly oversight on Friday for a successful surgery and uncomplicated recovery.

Kathy said...

We are praying.