Dalal’s mother held her sensitive little girl solidly throughout the echo. Dalal was very upset, and the echo was detailed and took a long time.
The outcome is that Dalal will need to have a catheterization because of her narrow pulmonary artery. This news is not a surprise for her mother, as it was after the last echo, the doctor told her it was a possibility.
The catheterization is scheduled for next week and they will use a balloon to dilate the arteries, and maybe need to place a stent to keep them open. Either way, it should improve the blood flow for now, but require intervention again in the future.
Dalal is back at our community home in Jaffa for now with her mum, who is able to comfort her so beautifully, in a way no one else can!