Friday, September 11, 2009
We had a slight change in plans right after I last posted. Dr. Burch was informed of Cali's low stats and wanted to open her up to see if there was something compressing her heart. After about an hour or so he just came to inform us that he was able to lift the sternum up from off the conduit. This has allowed her stats to improve and Dr. Burch is pleased with her current levels. He has also placed something that will keep the sternum off her heart, and a piece that keeps the chest open a little bit more to keep any pressure off. He also said the flow from the veins he fixed yesterday looked good as well as where he sewed in the conduit. So we are hopeful that this was indeed what was causing her low levels and now she can continue to heal.