Now, on to some GOOD NEWS! Isabella had her check up with the Cardiologist today and everything looks GREAT! He was very pleased with everything he saw and he cut her medications down from 11 to 6!! We will go back in three months for another check up and an echo. I am PRAISING GOD because this is wonderful news. She can now go out in "public" - Walmart here we come! HA ;) She can now do tummy time so we can really start working with her to build her strength back up. The Dr. told me that any time a child goes through heart surgery it sets them back 6weeks-2months developmentally. I can already see that Isabella has lost a great deal of muscle tone and she is going to have to work so hard to build it back up. Last night she rolled over in her crib and the Angel Care monitor went off (which means there was no movement detected for 15 seconds) so I ran upstairs and her face was smushed in mattress and she was sleeping hard. I rolled her back over and she was fine, but it is so scary because she did not have the strength to clear her airway. Starting next week we will have 2 hours of PT, 2 hours of OT, and 1 hour of speech. I would not be surprised if the PT requested another session because of how much work we have to do. We shall see!
|Going in for my first Heart Check up!|
|Sleeping during her EKG :) So Sweet!|