Last Wednesday we took Claire for her monthly cardiology check up. They did an echo and a chest xray and found that her heart was a little enlarged and there was some extra pressure in her lungs. Both of these are expected with her heart defect, but the Dr also said it was an indication that we need to get her surgery scheduled. He presented her case to the surgeons Tuesday and yesterday they called with a surgery date.
Pre-op is June 8 and surgery is on June 9.
I know that this surgery needs to happen and I know she will have more energy afterwards, but I just hate that she has to go through this. She has been doing so great with her PT, and her head control gets better everyday. It bums me out that we have to stop working on her tummy time for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.
At the same time, I'm glad just to get this over with. The surgery has been hanging over us for about 6 months now, and I'm glad just to finally have a date. It's good to know that after June 9 we can focus on her recovery, and not have to worry quite as much about every little cold or cough.
Right now, I'm not too worried about the surgery. I know that it will seem more real as the date gets closer, but first we have some fun family things coming up. Jake (my brother) will be home from his Marine training at the end of the month. He has a few days at home, and will be having his wedding, before he and his wife and kids pack up and move to San Diego. I'm so excited to see him and am thrilled that Claire's surgery didn't conflict with the wedding.