Charlotte's getting her own zipper. Well, that's what the other heart babies call their chest closure scars. Dr. M shared the good news that our sweet baby is ready to have her chest closed tomorrow morning. We are in awe of the miraculous healing that has taken place so far since her second heart surgery on Tuesday. It's truly inspiring to witness and we are thrilled that her progress warrants this ever-important next step. Once her chest is closed, drain tubes and lines get to start coming out! Too, she will be weaned from the ventilator so that one day soon, my Sweet Charlotte will taste the good life again without breathing support!! And once she is off "the vent," she'll be able to focus on eating before going home. That alone is a HUGE hurdle since it will feel to Charlotte as though she's run a marathon each time she eats, but we will take on that challenge later.
The surgery is scheduled for 730 am tomorrow. Potentially it will be a partial chest closure if Charlotte won't tolerate it being closed all the way, but the good doc won't know until he is in surgery. I am hopeful that this is what Charlotte wants, because given her track record, we all know that what Charlotte wants, Charlotte gets!
"Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward HIM for the life of your young children."