Today, we had Harlie's follow-up with her cardiologist here in Richmond. It went well. They did an echo (sonogram of her heart) and it looked good. She is still breathing pretty heavy, but she doesn't appear to be getting any worse.
She weighed 33 pounds - 3-4 pounds more than prior to surgery. I knew she still looked a little puffy! There is NO way that she has gained that much real weight. It is all fluid. So, he upped her Lasix to three times a day (from twice a day). We'll try that for a week or so and see how she does.
Her sats (oxygen saturation levels) were pretty low - 76% (98-100% is typical for a healthy person). Hopefully they will get better soon.
We go back to see him in three weeks.
She is still sitting on the couch for the most part. And she is still mad at me. Or maybe she's just mad in general. She hasn't even been nice to Murphy or Cooper, either. She flat out refused to tell (sign) Cooper night-night. And that is so unlike her! I know I have to be patient. She will bounce back. She will just do it in her own time.
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