Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Date

We finally have a date for Clare's procedure! She will undergo a catheter embolization of her A-V fistula on July 15. This will be done in Interventional Radiology at Children's Hospital. We were able to easily convince the general surgeon of the seriousness of Clare being well-hydrated before undergoing anesthesia. They are going to admit her the night before so she can have fluids via an IV when she is cut off food or drink. Score a HUGE point for us! Her cardiologist wants her to remain overnight after the procedure on the cardiac floor for monitoring, so we are looking at a minimum of a three-day stay at the hospital. I will just be so happy to have this done with!

6 comments:

Christina and Tee Jay said...

I wish we could be there to help with the other kids, wait patiently in the cafeteria, etc. But at least the "prayer" part of things can easily be done from here in Philly!!

Amy said...

great!

nichole said...

I am so thrilled y'all finally have a date for the procedure! You will all get extra prayers that week.

Aunt Joan said...

I am so glad that the procedure is finally on the schedule, and you can make plans! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers, and I know Clare will make a speedy recovery. love to all.......

Tes said...

Thank goodness! Prayers from Texas.

Noel said...

Thinking of you and glad you finally have a date!