Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BACK IN SURGERY

It didn't take long for the doctors to realize that Charlotte was in trouble.  The blood flow to her lungs is too high and that means that the blood flow to the rest of her body is too low.  They monitored for a couple of hours to see if things improved but they did not.  Dr. Mendeloff decided that the only option at this point is another surgery to clamp off the Sano shunt and put in a BT shunt.  The Sano shunt is 5mm and the BT shunt that will be put in is 3mm so the hope is that it will reduce the flow of blood to the lungs and force more blood to be sent to the body.  Dr. Mendeloff said that in the hundreds of Norwood procedures that he has done that he has never had to do this before.  The team quickly got her ready for the move back to the OR.  We were able to walk with her through the hall and then kissed her goodbye.  They took her around 11:15 Central and expect the surgery to last for 2 to 3 hours.

This is it.  There are no more options after this.  Please pray for Charlotte.  

11 comments:

  1. I took today off today to do taxes. I will pray without ceasing. Much love, Aunt Meredtih

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  2. praying for you all, much love.

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  3. We are praying and have all of our friends, life groups and church praying as well. We love you.

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  4. Praying for all of you,
    Carlin

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  5. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Melissa & Matt G.

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  6. PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING for sweet Charlotte

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