It has been great being able to describe how I was feeling and what we were going through with Isabel’s birth. I also know it has been a little confusing since everything happened a few months ago but I am just now writing about them. To make things even more confusing for everybody today’s post is about something that is happening in the future.
Tomorrow morning we are leaving Crested Butte heading to Denver for a few doctors appointments for Isabel. We have been going to Denver almost monthly since Isabel was released form the hospital at the end of January. I think I could make the 5 hour drive blindfolded at this point. Denver is about 20 degrees warmer than it has been in Crested Butte so I am looking forward to taking a pair of shorts with me. Isabel and Addison do extremely well in the car and I am very thankful for that.
Tomorrow afternoon Isabel will have a checkup on her G-Tube and then Friday she will have her second Catheterization. This Cath. will let the doctors know how much her arteries have grown. This is important because it will give us a better idea on when the next surgery can be scheduled. The first surgery Isabel had back in January was to make sure there was blood going through the pulmonary arteries giving them the opportunity to grow. The next surgery will hopefully be the one that fixes her heart by closing the VSD and placing a new valve or conduit connecting the pulmonary artery to her heart.
They are planing on her staying the night in the hospital after the Catheterization. They also asked us to stay in town for at least 24 hours after the procedure to be closer to a hospital just incase something was to pop up. As long as everything goes well, we are planing on spending a few hours at the Zoo with both the girls while we are in Denver. Hopefully we will have some fun pictures to share next week.