...spent 86 days in the hospital
...had over 75 chest x-rays
...been put on a heart/lung bypass machine twice
...had three open heart surgeries
.. had one massive sternal infection
... had four bouts with necrotizing enterocolitis (an infection in the bowels)
...had two PICC lines
...been treated for c-diff (a bacterial infection in the intestines)
...been sent to the hospital once in an ambulance
...had 10 NJ tubes placed into her intestines
...had 5 echocardiograms
...had 8 different rooms in the hospital
...had one ph probe test
...had 3 swallow studies
...had 4 blood transfusions
...been intubated 4 times
had more IVs and blood draws than we can count.
Today Em's cardiologist told us that her heart is stable...
...that it sounds great...
...that it's likely she won't need her next surgery for four or five years,
and that he doesn't need to see her again until she's a year old.
We have other hurdles to cross and other battles still to be fought with our little miracle,
but our sweet baby girl has a heart that, for now, is working like it should.
And this mommy's heart can finally rest easy for a little while.