We were thrilled to hear that the stent that was placed is looking great, and she is getting excellent flow to her left lung, almost exactly what it is supposed to be! This is more than what we had hoped for!!
We had originally hoped that the flow would be a little better, and this would buy us some time before she needed to have surgery for a valve replacement…
Because of this stent, and it’s success, when little M does need her valve replaced, it likely won’t be until she is in her late teens or early twenties, and it can be placed via cath. Her stent won’t need to be enlarged for 5-10 years!
This is some big news for our girl!! It means she won’t need to have open heart surgery again, and it will bring her lung function to a healthy place for the first time in her life.
This means no more heart clinic for little M for another year!! Hurray!