Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The path to the cath

Zoe's catheterization is still on pace to happen at 11:00 a.m. this morning. Zoe is anxious to get it over with, because she is not allowed to eat before the procedure and she is starving and is not keeping that a secret.

In a few moments, staff from the Cardiac Preparation and Recovery Unit (CPRU) will come get Zoe to begin prepping her for the procedure, including administering the anesthetic. That process will take about an hour. Once the catheterization gets underway, the procedure will take an hour or so, unless additional intervention is required.

Once the procedure is completed, Zoe will return to the CPRU for another 5 hours or so, as she has to lie flat and can't move her legs for that period of time. After that, she will either return to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit or the Cardiac Care Unit/Step-Down unit, depending on how she is doing after the procedure.

We will obviously know more later and will update as we receive new information.

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