Just a quick update since I know people are anxious to hear how Clare's cath went, but we are exhausted. I promise to write more once we are settled again.
The doctors did a lot of work in her pulmonary arteries, but thankfully no stents were placed. So Clare is now on the cardiac floor, not the ICU. There were the expected and unexpected bumps during her cath, but it is over, and that's the positive thing. Right now, Clare is very uncomfortable. She has a high fever and cannot keep anything down (not even water), so Clare and Shawn are in for a rough night (Simon and I just arrived home and will head back to the hospital in the morning). Both are not a surprise given the amount of anesthesia and dye Clare received during the cath. The cardiologist resident said that if the fever is gone by the morning and Clare can keep some breakfast in, then she will be able to come home tomorrow.
Thank you again for all the prayers. Please keep them up. Although the cath had some positive aspects to it, Clare still has a long road ahead of her.
P.S. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kerry and Brady (and Kerry's mom) for stopping in BOTH DAYS and hanging with us for a little while. I know after a long day at the doctor's and fighting Boston traffic, you just want to go home. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces (and Brady's grumpy, tired face at times!). We're glad Mr. Brady had such a great cardiology appointment!