Catheterization today

Rizhna had a catheterization at Sheba Hospital today. The doctors were planning on an interventional and diagnostic cath. Rizhna’s mother was very nervous. She went through past surgeries already with Rizhna and she thought it would be over now. But it turns out that Rizhna needs more treatment before going back to Kurdistan.

The catheterization went well. The doctor was able to dialate the pulmonary arteries at several places. Rizhna might need this again in the future. The doctor also was able to look at the aortic valve. She will pass the information to the surgeon and he will decide if Rizhna needs another surgery soon.

In two weeks, Rizhna will have an echo and then we will know if she needs a surgery or if she can return home to Kurdistan.