May 12, 2010

Yay!

(this is the same message posted on care pages)

We're home and I am still in total disbelief! Maren's cath went amazingly well. We got there at 7am and by 8:15 we had Maren back on the table. The anesthesiologists let me hold Maren while she was "gassed." It was hard to watch, but not nearly as hard as handing her off to someone while awake. So, thank you for that, Anesthesia Team!

Dr. Kanter was in the cath lab today and he told us the entire process would be about 3 hours. We were very surprised when, after only an hour and a half, Nicole came out and told us they were done. Dr. Kanter came out soon after and explained the good news. No ballooning needed, no coiling, pressures were good (not great, but good) and the best news-- he was "100% confident" that Maren could have her Fontan.

It gets even better! We went to "Recovery" instead of the CICU. This was a completely new experience for us. Maren had a hard time waking up from anesthesia, but it didn't stop us from walking out at 4:00. We were home by dinner!

We missed Dr. D at the hospital but by the time we got home, she had e-mailed us. Paperwork has been submitted for surgery. I'll post the date when we have it.

Thank you everyone for your support and prayers! Randy and I couldn't be happier!

7 comments:

Higleys said...

Great News!!!!

Mandi said...

I just saw the title "Yay" and breathed a huge sigh of relief. I'm so glad!

The Schoonies said...

What great news!

*~Petra~* said...

Woo Hoo! I saw your moms post on Facebook yesterday and said a prayer of thanks. Keep us updated on her surgery... we will keep her in our prayers. ♥

Maren Hansen said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!! Sarah, I have to tell you that of course we've been praying non-stop for Maren. On Weds morning, Adia was almost crying when she went to school because she was so worried about her. So when I told the kids tonight that it went so well, we were all bawling our eyes out. Thanks for letting us be a part of it all--we love you guys!

Cindy said...

Everyone else said what I was going to say so this is another "Great News" comment.

Alison said...

I was thinking of you guys (and praying too) all day last Wednesday. I'm so glad that it went well!