team lucy kate

Healthy Heart Club, Update 2

Not many changes today. We started G-tube feedings which she has been tolerating just fine. Trust me, you don’t want this girl to go too long without any food in her belly, because if she’s anything like her mother (she is), she gets mean as a snake when she’s hungry (I’m a dead man).

The main thing today obviously was letting Lucy rest. She slept for 5 hours straight without moving an inch this afternoon. Followed by 3 hours of pure wiggling. It’s 10PM now and she’s once again fast asleep.

Speaking with the doctors, tomorrow we hope to start taking away some of the toobies that plague our sleeping beauty. On her right hand she has an IV and arterial line, which is boarded and wrapped up. This is referred to as her “clubbing hand”, as it works best as a bat. The other hand is covered with a sock secured down with a velcro restraint; child’s play for our little Houdini.

She has been doing well on 1 liter of oxygen all day long, which is where she was before surgery. The million dollar question is, will she still require oxygen after she has healed? Time will soon tell.