I'm a little late in posting the full update, but Monday morning we were sent for two chest x-rays, a new EKG and a new echo cardiogram.
Hearing her new heart beat & seeing four separate chambers on her echo were breathtakingly beautiful. There is no other way to describe it.
After her tests we found out we were going home. We were ecstatic!
She was admitted Thursday morning & sent home Monday around 2:00. She went home on Lasix (removes extra fluid from the body), Enalapril (a heart med), Synthroid (hypo-thyroidism), and Tylenol for pain.
Since she has been home, she's like a new baby.
She cries. I mean really, really cries. I am being retrained on how to take care of her, she used to never cry so to hear her cry about puts us into a panic trying to figure out what she wants. It's amazing to hear this new cry compared to what it used to be. It just proves how sick she really was.
She kicks her feet clear to her head. Yes, you'd think that would hurt, but she does it. She's so close to rolling over from her back to her belly too! She's getting so strong!
She is pink, really pink! I had no idea how pale she was until now. It's just amazing to see her beautiful pink, oxygenated skin!!
I just can't get over this experience. I had feared it since October. I had bawled about it, prayed about it, handed it over to God many times, and was so anxious I couldn't sleep over it. Then, God answered our prayers. He held her hand during surgery, he delivered her back to us with a new strongly beating, healthy heart.
The five days at St. Louis were hard at points, but overall it was a wonderful experience. We are beyond words blessed & look forward to sharing many stories of Ollie in the future. Thank you for all your prayers & support, we couldn't have made it through this without you!
Friday she has a follow-up appointment so more to come!
PS - she has to be isolated for 2-3 weeks so as of June 30th the ban on Ollie Faith will finally be lifted & you will see us in public! Woo hoo!!