Well, Lia is exactly 3 months old today and she weighed in at exactly 11lbs yesterday! Yea! That's where we need to be in order to get the next surgery over with. We have mixed feelings about this. It's hard to imagine going back through all this again so soon, but we're ready to get it behind us. To look at her, you'd never guess anything was wrong with her little heart. She looks so healthy. We've been so blessed that she's done great and grown stronger every day.
She's scheduled for a cardiac cath on Nov 4th. They will more than likely look at scheduling her next surgery (called the Glenn procedure) at that time. We're thinking mid to late November. This next surgery is obviously another biggie...I think all "open heart surgeries" are a big deal. They are saying, though, that it is not as involved as her first one. They essentially did three individual procedures with the first surgery. (fused her aorta and pulmonary artery to fix the transposition, repaired her narrowing of her aorta, and put in the BT shunt). The next surgery will involve removing the BT shunt that has been supplying her pulmonary bloodflow and replace it by using her superior vena cava. Basically, as they get bigger, they outgrow the BT shunt and that's why it has to be replaced with something else.
Please continue praying for our baby girl. We've all fallen in love with her sweet smile. She has her family completely wrapped around her tiny little finger. Thank you all for keeping up with us.