Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gracie Lou: bili lights off; heart valve needs to close

This little miracle child is doing extremely well.

Sarita and Jonelle went in this morning to visit her. She is looking good. They have turned off all (formerly three!) bili lights. Her liver seems to be functioning at a level where they are no longer concerned.

I forgot to mention on Sunday: she had received two blood transfusions to get her red and white blood cell counts into a good, stable, normal range. She has been good since then.

The one primary matter of concern raised by the medical staff: one of her heart valves hasn't matured enough to close properly. The tech who did the sonogram, however, remarked, "It's [the hole or gap] is looking smaller! . . . But you didn't hear it from me."

May his report prove accurate.
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