Sunday, May 1, 2005

Heart surgery (sort of)

Emma's PDA, which normally closes after birth, never did. Therefore, in May of 2005 Emma had her first surgery to close it. They closed it with a surgical method called an intravascular coil. Basically, they enter through a vein and shoot this little coil into the heart and it ties up the hole. (now we just have to remember to tell x-ray technicians that "that metal thing in her heart" is supposed to be there...)

She wasn't too excited pre-surgery. She must have remembered the hospital...

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