Clare's cardiologist thought the site looked better. There is still a pool of blood under the wound, but the doctor listened to it (which I thought was interesting!), checked Clare out, and pronounced that Clare was now really on the mend. The only two things that were slightly concerning were that Clare's feet were blue when we went in (which hopefully was just due to the cold air this morning - it was an early morning appointment) and her blood pressure was very low (about 30 points below Clare's normal). We don't have to go back to the doctor until next week. (A week between appointments - WOW!)
The cardiologist also finally determined that we are officially taking Clare off the Plavix, her blood thinner. We have been waiting for almost two years to hear this news. As long as her cath site looks good next week, we will start her on aspirin therapy. Hopefully our "battered" child will stop looking like that soon!