November 17, 2005:

9:30 pm – Emma is done with the procedure, and it went well. She is recovering nicely, and the results aren’t too bad, or very un-expected.

Basically, the doctors were able to confirm a moderate amount of leakage around the patch, and that a couple of the veins are a bit too narrow. Seperately, each problem is ok, but together they can give her problems. So that explains the extra trouble she’s been having with the pneumonia. As a whole, the heart issues are at the higher end of what they like to allow, but within limits. So it looks like there won’t be any other procedures for the moment. We’ll just have to keep a close eye on her.

They’re wanting to get her off the oxygen because they don’t think she needs it, so it’ll take a day or so to wean her off that, and she should be coming home! (with her own supply of oxygen just in case) So, Thanksgiving together after all. We’re kinda thinking that it will be Monday, but we won’t know for sure for a bit.