Sunday, February 18, 2007

Heart Cath

Hi. Well, tomorrow (Monday) is Harlie’s heart catheterization procedure. It is downtown at MCV. We don’t know if she will have to stay overnight. They might keep her for observation. But I am hoping that since we have a night nurse, they might let us bring her home. We have no idea when we will find out the results. This procedure should determine what operation(s) she will need and when. It will be really nice to know what’s ahead of us.

I was doing some research and came across some interesting facts:

At least 8 of every 1,000 infants born each year have a heart defect.

Corrected transposition of the great arteries (c-TGA) is a complex and unusual abnormality occurring in fewer than 1 percent of people with congenital (present at birth) heart disease.

It occurs in males twice as often as females.

So, I would say that means her heart defect is pretty darn rare, huh? Especially for a girl!

Well, we have a big day tomorrow, so I’m cutting this one short. Wish us luck!

Thanks for your support!

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