Thursday, August 22, 2013

Green Light

As many of you know, Zoe had her post-op visit with Dr. Szwast yesterday.  This was our "stay or go home" appointment. Admittedly, I was nervous.

It turns out, Dr. Szwast had nothing but good news for us.  Zoe's Echo and chest X-ray looked great. She has no valve regurgitation, function looks great and flawless repair with a "smaller fenestration." Her liver is doing well and didn't take a hit, which can sometimes happen with this new anatomy. 

Plan is, a lifetime of follow up to keep an eye on her heart function and liver.  Post-Fontan is wonderful, but as I've heard many times over, it's "a faulty circulation," meaning it isn't ideal and can cause significant complications.  Given her speedy recovery and her body's quick acceptance to the Fontan, Dr. Szwast is very happy.

High fives from Dr. Szwast; Zoe was too fast!

A great appointment means... we're free to leave!!!  We're staying for suture removal on Friday and heading home Saturday.  Zoe is so excited to go home. She's looked forward to returning home since the second day we arrived in Philly! We're so happy it's sooner than later!


  1. Couldn't ask for a better checkup! Congrats to you guys and enjoy the rest of your trip. Heart hugs to you from the other side of PA :)

  2. yea! Reading this while I'm multi-tasking on the NPCQIC call. Great news!

  3. Wonderful News! Do You Have An Update On Little Brodie?

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