...checking it twice. Gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
I'm not much of a fan of Christmas songs (except those we sing in church), so the fact that I have Santa Claus is Coming to Town in my head each time I work on my list of things to take to the hospital is really starting to annoy me.
Anyway, I know a lot of you have had kiddos that have had OHS or have had extended hospital stays. If there are things you wished you had with you, or things you were really glad you brought, I'd love to hear them. We live a little over two hours from the hospital so running home won't be an option. I know there are stores nearby, but I'd like to be as prepared as possible. Besides, making lists and packing gives me something to do other than worry for the next few days...
As we get closer to the surgery I've had lots of friends and family ask me to explain the surgery, and I don't think I've done a very good job of it so far. I'm a very visual learner and I found a picture that helped me see what was going on, and thought is might be interesting to others.
It shows the hole in the center wall of the heart as well as the common valve that they will be repairing. The center wall will be patched using a synthetic material and the valve will be repaired with her own tissue.