Thursday, February 5, 2009

Back to the cath lab..........

and praying for good results! Well, let me first explain that we are going to the cath lab for a new PICC line. Yup, a new one. Since one of the lines of the PICC started to leak, I guess standard procedure is to take blood cultures. Well, the cultures came back with one positive and now we have two negatives since they started her on antibiotics. So, tomorrow is the day and the new PICC will be in her left arm instead of in her leg. Hmmmmmm...what to have her wear now will be a challenge. :-) Ok, now I was given all of this cath lab information this afternoon and there was also mention of getting actually pressures for the Hemi-fontan. Confused yet? ha ha Well, I was too at first but apparently after firmly saying "no" about the surgery, it must have been on the minds of the important decision makers since we will be in the cath lab anyway. I think they may want to see for sure since Lindsay is so unpredictable with what she will do next. Let's pray that her pressures are definitely below 10 or 12, then she may be a candidate. Consensus says that her pressures will be higher than that but we will find out tomorrow afternoon. She will be first case in the lab and that will be at 8am. Please pray for low pressures and that we can have the hemi as an option and then we can wait for her perfect heart at home!!!!!!! Not getting my hopes up, but miracles happen and it never hurt anything to ask.
On a lighter note, Lindsay had more visitors this afternoon. Aunt Marva, Aunt Carole, and Uncle Robb came to see the princess. She was so happy and playful for them. Needless to say she put smiles on their faces to last them until the next time that they see her. After our great visit, they took me out for a very yummy dinner, including a glass of wine for myself, and now I am ready for bed! JR will be here bright and early in the morning to sit with me while Lindsay is in the lab. This just makes us nervous because her previous visits have not been very good and she comes back on oxygen. Praying that she withstands everything tomorrow and that she will be back to her old self in no time. Thanks for the continuous flood of prayers for the princess.
Love, Suzie

12 comments:

Katie said...

Praying for the princess here! Low pressures, easy recovery from her cath, no vent coming back, we've got it covered! She is such a special little girl and close to our hearts. Sending our love and hugs your way!!! Good luck tomorrow and we'll be checking the blog for a GREAT report from the lab :) I so admire your positive attitude Suzie, you're such a great mama and Lindsay is a very lucky girl to have you! Thanks for the update too.

Rich and Alison Lee said...

The praying has begun!!!!!God has been good to Lindsay and we have no doubt that the best is yet to come. I will be stalking more than normal since I will be home with Amanda today. Yup, it's influenza we think. We'll find out soon after she visits the peds office. I wanted to let you know that we had to do a special family heart project for Valentine's Day for Amanda's fourth grade class. Lindsay's picture will be plastered in the hallway at school.
She is forever etched in our hearts and minds. We love you guys!!!!

Love, Alison

Stephanie Winter said...

Hey Guys!
Praying for you today! Give Lindsay Raye a kiss from us... Praying for a successful day! Miss you!
love,
steph and family

Jonathan said...

Praying for Lindsay this morning. God is in control and he is going to show those docs something wonderful. I mailed the Little Princess a package on Wed.

Love,
Laura

The Butcher Family said...

Praying for low pressures for the Princess! Wow, she really keeps everyone guessing, doesn't she? I think there's only One Who really knows what she's up to...and the good thing is that He's in charge!

Love you~ Rebecca

Maggie Geiger said...

We are praying for LOW pressures! It's always nice to think you might have other options while waiting for her new heart. As always, we are praying every day & night for good days!

Love,
Dan,Maggie,Ben& Alli Geiger

Steve said...

Good to know that J.R. will be there will you! We continue our prayers. A priest here mentioned that February is the "month of miracles" (the Gospels this month tell of Jesus' miracles,) so we're praying that he sends one down for little Lindsay.
Love to all,
Michelle

Evie's Story said...

You KNOW we will be praying (among the throngs of others who adore this little girl!) know its always difficult to turn our babies over to Medical staff (as wonderful as they are) so I will certainly be lifting you and JR up tomorrow...peace my friend!
M

Evie's Story said...

You KNOW we will be praying (among the throngs of others who adore this little girl!) know its always difficult to turn our babies over to Medical staff (as wonderful as they are) so I will certainly be lifting you and JR up tomorrow...peace my friend!
M

aimee gillespie said...

As always, we're praying for The Princess this morning.

Hugs to you all,
Aimee and Family

Angie said...

Lots of prayers coming Lindsay's way right now! Hoping for the best for the princess!

Angie

The Simmons Family said...

We're praying for LOW pressures and for the chance to have a successful Glenn... but we'd really like that PERFECT heart!! Owen doesn't do well in the cath labs either... not only the O2, but laying with legs straight at this age is torture!!

We think of you ALL the time and PRAY for Lindsay to come home soon!!!