Although her big operation was just yesterday, Lia was already extubated when I saw her this morning. Despite all the drains and IV medicines, I was very thankful to see her in such a good situation. The staff was very pleased about her process. They did a check Xray this morning and had no concerns there. Yesterday the doctors created a bigger right ventricle and placed pulmonary organic valves in her arterie. These valves will need to be renewed in the future.
It’s such a relief when a child is doing well through the first twenty four hours after surgery since this is a critical time in which the body needs to be able to adapt to the new situation of the blood circulation. Grandma is thankful and she wants confirmation that Lia is doing okay. It’s good to be with her and to be able to give her peace of mind.