Gwen amazed her docs at UVA today - they were impressed! She is 7 lbs 9 oz, oxygen levels 99% and blood pressure is good - the docs said, "she is doing very well considering all she has been through - she is amazing" The valves are both a little leaky, the pulmonary more than the aortic, but apparently it is within an acceptable amount for now. They are watching for arrhythmia issues and some narrowing of the pulmonary arteries that are part of her condition and may improve as she grows.
Three more weeks till her next ekg and echo. May it be a long, long time until a next surgery is called for - pray for two- three- as many years as possible before she needs replacements.
Back to the busy world of a two year old adjusting to having a new baby sister and a new baby sister adjusting to being a newborn in the big, big world....
Please pray for Jacob, Haley, Luke, Anthony, Mia, Zoe, and Jilly (all CHD babies) and Ava (born with a tumor in womb around her neck), and Jamie (cancer) - these are all little ones that I think of each day and please pray for their wonderful parents too...you've never seen such dedication, oh the stories I can tell - some who are just there day after day away from their home and families others who've traveled across the country and across the ocean to give their children the best care they can - and they need your prayers to help keep them strong as they care for these sweet children!