Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cath Lab

Yesterday the cardiologist nurse practitioner came up to talk to me about taking Ava to have a cath done to look at her heart more closely. They take a microscopic camera and go in to look at her heart to make sure something isn't going on that they can't see with an ECO. She was scheduled for it today at 10:00 this morning. They put her under anesthesia so she is comfortable and the procedure can take up to 3 hours or so. I will post more after the procedure is finished and I talk to Dr. Kaine (the cardiologist).

I am so tired. I stayed up doing laundry last night...which by the way I didn't have a chance to finish. When I was finally able to lay down, I feel asleep right off the bat but then there was the storm. I wasn't able to fall back to sleep until it slowed down a little.

I had a major "duh" moment. Here is how I introduced myself to Dr. Kaine...Hi, I am Ava (hearing myself hear that, I kind of stuttered but it gets better), trying to correct myself I go on to say, I mean I am Amy's mom, Ava. Well, after feeling pretty stupid I got it right. I know I have been complaining to everybody how my brain doesn't seem to be functioning anymore, but come on, really?

4 comments:

Isabella said...

Praying!!! I hope they find the answers soon. Dr. Kaine is such a sweet man. I think you will really like him. He has done two of Bella's caths. I pray that you can get some rest soon, but I understand how hard it is to get rest when you are there. Even when you do sleep, it is not always good sleep.
Love and Prayers
Megan

The Bryant Family said...

Dr Kain is our cardio---we love him! I guess the nicked diaphram wasnt it? Darn it. It was a thought. Praying all goes well with the heart cath. We have one in about 6 months to see if Tucker is ready for his 3rd and final surgery. I really dont like heart cath's--they are a necessary evil. thinking of you today and Ava.

Ashlea said...

Dr. Kaine did Caden's cath too. He's a really nice doctor. He doesn't look like a doctor, if he doesn't have the coat on, anyway, and that made it easier to talk to him. We are praying that it turns out well. I think it's really interesting to see the results. I think it gives you more of an idea of what they are talking about during rounds. I'm rambling, and not making sense in the process. We're thinking about you guys.

adrianna york said...

I hope that everything works out with little Ava I hope that you take care of yourself too. I will keep on praying that God will be with you and your family.
Talk to you all soon your friend Kim