Friday, September 14, 2007

A Brief Update

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!

11 comments:

Kerry said...

Yeah yeah! I am so glad things went well and quicker than normal. Hopefully her fever is down already as I write this. My mother was none too happy to have missed her on Thursday, so I might have to invite her over the next time you come down. :)

I am so glad you posted because I have become a stalker waiting for your update ;) Good luck tomorrow ~ hopefully she'll be sleeping in her own little bed tomorrow night.

Katherine said...

I, too, was a stalker today! THANK YOU for posting an update. I hope Clare's fever is down and that both she and Shawn (and you and Simon) have a great night's sleep.

Nancy said...

Will light a candle for Miss Clare and your family.

I love you..and that's all I can say for now.

camille said...

Thanks for letting us know! I'm so so glad it's over. I really hope Clare can come home tomorrow. I'll be praying!

Julie said...

Hope her fever breaks soon. She'll be much more comfortable at home. I'll keep praying for her.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with you all now. I thank God that the prodecure well as well as expected. Love to all, Aunt Joan

Katie said...

YAY!!
Im so glad it went well :)
I hope her fever has broken by now and she is able to come home ASAP. She is such a brave little girl.
xxoo

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

I love you, Clare. Be well.

Every minute counts.... said...

I hope that fever breaks soon and you get to go back home! Love to all!!

Noel

nichole said...

Love and prayers to all of you - hopefully she starts feeling more like herself soon.

Love,
Nichole

Kelly said...

I am glad Clare is doing better..She is in great hands with the staff at that hospital..Our prays are with her ...