Thursday, January 15, 2009

3rd Cardiologist Appointment

Today Emerson had her third appointment with Dr. Fleishman. Before we meet with the doctor we complete routine assessments like weight gain, height, saturation levels, blood pressure, etc. Our little porker has put on 7 ounces in a week. She is weighing in at 12 pounds 8 ounces and measuring at 23 1/2 inches. Her saturation levels were in the range of 92-95. Both of these assessments are vital in determining how well Emerson's heart is working. Emerson also had an Echocardiogram to give us all a better look at what her heart is currently doing. Dr. Fleishman believes that Emerson will not experience heart failure due to the pressure gradient. The vessal wall is thickening to prevent blood accumulation. This is what Dr. Fleishman expected to see during her echo, which is a good thing. At this point we are looking at April for surgery. He has given us hope that we will be out of the hospital after a week if all goes well. It is amazing how quickly these little babies can recover from such invasive procedures.


ksegrest1 said...

Hooray for a good visit with the Doctor! I love that she's chubby, it just adds to her adorableness!

KRISTI said...

Hugs! Great news!