Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 2016 - Heart Cath 2

February 9, 2016

Today, Lyla had another heart catheterization in which they attempted to balloon open her pulmonary arteries. Unfortunately, it did not work as it had in the past and they are still very narrow.

However, when Lyla came back from the cath lab her pulse ox was 100! Only briefly and then she floated back down to her usual 85-89 range.

The doctors have said that due to the narrow pulmonary arteries she will have to undergo an open heart surgery in order to place a central shunt in her heart. Then we will wait.

Lyla peacefully sleeping after her heart cath.

Lyla struggled to breathe after being under anesthesia and had to be on oxygen. They had to keep her overnight in the PICU.

And the picture of the 100 on the pulse ox.