Well, the echo finally came back and according to Cameron's nurse this morning, the nurse practitioner is trying to get Cameron on the schedule tomorrow for her surgery on her pda. Hearing this brought feelings of almost any kind to my heart. I know that the surgery takes very little time and that it takes longer to set up than to actually do the procedure. I know that they will either go through the ribs or along the scapula (I think that is what they called it) in her back to get to the duct that is known as the pda and they will put a little clamp or clip on it - it may be metal or plastic and then that is it. ..I think. I also know that this procedure happens quite a bit in the NICU - but that was on other babies not mine! Seth said that what comforts him some about the procedure is that this was not a rushed or hasty decision - they have given this pda time to close on its own. After we are past the surgery, what comforts me is that we will not have to worry about it opening back up - whereas as we have seen already with medication, sometimes the pda will still open back up. I am supposed to talk with the nurse again in a couple of hours and hopefully get more detail about when the surgery will take place - we may not know until tomorrow morning, though. Also, tomorrow is a big day for Reagan as well as they will try her on the cpap machine again. So, as you go through your day tomorrow if you wouldn't mind continually lifting up our girls, the doctors, the nurses and our family in your prayers - we would appreciate it.
Thanks so much for all your love and prayers. We wouldn't ask for it so fervently if we did not believe that it works!
Update: Spoke to the NICU earlier and they said that they are hoping that Cameron will have surgery either tomorrow or Tuesday. We will not know until tomorrow and they can talk with the cardiologists about trying to fit Cameron in.