Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Finally - Some Good News

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!


Every minute counts.... said...

I have been waiting for some news on Clare...and it was good, yeah!!

I am glad that things seem to be on the mend for now. Keep your chin up and if you need it vent away!!


Julie said...

I am glad she is doing better. Good news about the Plavix. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

YEAH for Miss Clare and the rest of the battered family! Hang in there, and good luck next week! Love to all, Aunt Joan

Katie said...

Thats fantastic news!
You guys are always in my thoughts, Good luck for next week!

Kerry said...

Yea! I am glad she is doing better... what a long week! If the doc deosn't want to see you for a week, then the blue feet must not be a big deal. Maybe she should go as Cookie Monster instead for Halloween? LOL

I hope you don't have to come to Children's again soon, but if so, you know I'll be there! :)

Nancy said...

Woo hoo! Good news!

Tara said...

So glad to hear she is doing better! That's great to get her off of the Plavix. She and your family are still in our prayers. Hang in there!!!!

Lisa R said...


I am voting for the cold weather no one wants blue feet


Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

I don't know how you manage to keep it together. You and Shawn are amazing parents. We used to have a little feature on our local news called "Unsung Heroes." I think both of you would qualify for that award:-)

Love, Kim