Tuesday, July 07, 2009
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!