Today is Teresa's 1/2 year BIRTHDAY ! She is 6 1/2 today !
Last night's event having to come out of surgery on ECMO and severe bleeding coming out of everything with an opening, along with last Tuesday, cardiac arrest, Friday's ECMO circuit cannula cracking, was another time in our life that we would like to forget forever .
Today Teresa is stable at the moment. Dr. Fuller and her entire surgical team stayed late last night until she felt she was stable enough to leave. (She ordered them all Chinese food for dinner) Teresa would have LOVED this (her favorite food). Dr. Fuller is an amazing surgeon with a tremendously big heart! We have been so blessed to have her helping Teresa.
Dr. Fuller was able to fix the obstruction in her left atrium. The problem then became the right ventricle. It was not happy being on bypass for such a long period of time. Dr. Fuller thinks if the heart can rest a bit it will be able to recover. The plan is to try and turn down ECMO tomorrow while doing an ECHO to see how the heart functions . If all goes well she should be able to come off soon.
We are so happy that the left atrium obstruction could be repaired. This should also make the right ventricle very happy .
For one little orphan girl who only wanted a family of her own, I am in awe at what God has done for her in her life. Not only did HE give her a family, HE has made everyone in the world her family! The prayers, love and support coming in for Teresa from all over the world is nothing short of another miracle for Teresa. She is loved by so many.