As Aimee and I were were walking in to the CVICU this morning, we walked right past the night nurse who said Kayleigh was fantastic last night!!! She was so excited to share that news with us and we quickly thanked her, but she said "NO! Thank Kayleigh."
Kayleigh had an amazing evening. She has not swelled up like they thought she would and she actually looks very similar to when we left her last night. Her urinary output is still beyond perfect, so they are blown away with that. When we walked in the room, she was moving her hands around in the air and looking from side to side. I was not expecting that at all, but she seemed to be uncomfortably happy. She held our fingers and we rubbed her head. After a while, they did give her a little more pain medicine in case she was in any kind of pain.
The cool news is she was not desatting or having any hypertension issues when someone touches her. With the VSD being closed, it makes perfect sense that the blood flow won't shunt over to the wrong side anymore when the pressure change. The heart might work a little harder until the lung pressures comes down, but we can only pray that will happen a lot quicker than not.
I am actually sitting in her room right now while I type as they let us use our computers in here, which is bitter sweet! They are going to kick us out in a little while because they are planning on closing her chest back! THAT'S RIGHT!!! They feel like the swelling is not going to get any worse, so they are going to close the chest cavity breast plates and if the skin will attach also, they will close that too. If not, then that is okay and we will wait a little longer. When they close the chest, they have to monitor her for an hour to see how she reacts and if it is not good, then they will have to re-open. Anesthesia just came in so it might be happening right now. Woo hoo!
Well, I better run, but I will update you all soon on some hopefully more great news.
Thank you all and GOD BLESS! Keep those prayers coming.
The Freemans :)