posted by Mel
It will happen on May 21st. She was 8 lbs 14 oz yesterday, and the cardiologist is happy enough with the velocity at which she is now gaining weight that she felt comfortable setting it up. I feel a little guilty that this will come as a complete surprise to the little elf, but maybe that’s best. I am both looking forward to it and dreading it. It’s going to be awful to see her covered in tubes. It chills my blood to think that someone is going to be cutting through her rib cage. On the other hand, health professionals and my incessant googling tell me that she will be a new baby when this surgery is over. She will breathe without laboring, and she will grow. We can finally get her of all of these damn medications (except our old friend Z.antac). Within a couple of weeks she will be so much less fragile than she is now. She won’t have to suffer through the summer heat with a heart condition. And maybe just maybe the nurses at the children’s hospital will stop recognizing us in the elevator and on the street.