This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Day 2 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Scarlett had a pretty restful night. She woke up a few times crying, but settled back down within minutes. Much better than I expected. This morning she woke up in such good spirits. She is such a tough little girl. She was standing up, playing with toys and wanting to he held by mommy and daddy (which we were obviously happy to oblige).

They removed her IV last night/this morning around 2:30am. Her chest x-ray at 5am came back normal, so we're just waiting on the echo results (which is being done at this very moment). If the echo yields good results, then we'll be able to go home today! yay!

She hasn't thrown up at all from the anesthesia, and as a matter of fact she had a ravenous appetite when she got up to her room. She drank 8 ounces of Pedialyte! (she usually only drinks 3-5 ounces at a time).  Then last night she drank her milk bottles like a champ and seemed much hungrier than usual. Probably because she had nothing to eat or drink from 2:30am Tuesday morning until 3:30pm Tuesday afternoon.

After her echo, we're gonna let her have a little breakfast. I ordered her some scrambled eggs and toast. The nurse just brought in a high chair for her. We're just waiting  for the ultrasound tech to finish up the echo. And believe it or not, she's not screaming right now (shocking!). She usually *hates* echo's. and fusses and fusses and cries through the entire thing. But right now, she's being a little saint. Good girl Scarlett! Ooooo, the echo guy just finished... anxious to know the results.

Well, I don't have internet access at home, but I will try my best to figure out a way to update the blog, maybe via my cellphone or perhaps going to a friends house to use their internet. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hope you guys are all home now! Cassidy had her first heart cath on the 30th, right after Scarlett :)