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May 6th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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I just wanted to share the picture of her scar that I took today. It looks amazing!
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May 10th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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It looks great!
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May 17th, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Wow, it really does look great!
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May 24th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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That is awesome!!!!! I havent been on the board in a while. I was wondering what CHD she has that they could go in from the side like that?
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May 25th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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I dont remember the specifics but I know Marsi had a duct repaired and has a little titanium clip now.
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June 1st, 2012, 10:21 AM
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She had Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Should have closed after being born, but it didn't. Her heart was working extra hard in order to get enough Oxygen to everywhere causing an enlarged heart. She also has an ASD that will be re-evaluated when she is 3 years old.
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June 2nd, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I hope that ASD closes on its own We were really happy when Dr W discovered Iz's had closed completely on its own and didn't need a patch or stitches when he was closing her VSD
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July 9th, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Hey Rachel, how big was Marsi's PDA? I'm just curious because Siera just had hers closed and it was done via a catheter procedure. I think Siera's was tiny though.

How is she doing though? And another random question - did you receive an ID card for her from the Children's Hospital (or whatever it is)? We got ours and Siera's name was misspelled on it. Now I'm wondering if I should bother calling them up to change it or just leave it alone. It's just one letter but it bugs...
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July 11th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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I did not get an ID card from the hospital. I would think that they could make you a new one with the correct spelling.

They did not know how big her PDA was. They said it was something that they couldn't know until they got in and saw it. They said that since her heart was already enlarging, it was most likely a larger PDA. When they got in, it was huge. They were expecting to just put a clip in the middle of it and call it good, but it was so large that they did the clip on the middle and a suture on each end to close it up so there wasn't room for a clot to form. The cath procedure would not have worked at all for Marsi so we are very glad that we chose surgery from the get-go. You can see the distance between the clip and the sutures in this x-ray of her chest after surgery.


This is how large her heart was before surgery.
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July 11th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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I forgot to add that Marsi is doing WONDERFUL!!!! She is hitting and exceeding every milestone there is. She is 8.5 months old and is cruising along furniture and is testing the waters of standing all by herself. She sleeps through the night and smiles all the time. She loves her baths and her kitties. I couldn't have asked for a more content happy baby.
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July 11th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Oh wow! That's kind of cool that you got pictures of the X-rays. And that's soooo great that she's hitting her milestones! I can't believe she's cruising the furniture at 8.5 months - she's going to be walking soon. We need to start a post for updated pics. I want to see how big our babies/toddlers have gotten
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September 12th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I just wanted to give you all an updated scar picture. It is almost non-existent! She is a walking champion at 10.5 months old. I love her so much!
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September 12th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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If I didn't know where to look, I would have missed it
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