At first glance everything was going well we got to hold feed and enjoy Morgyn to her fullest for about the first 15 hours of her life. During those hours she slowly was turning blue. First they thought it was bruising from her quick and unusual delivery. Then they realized that this was a different problem. Thanks to the quick actions of our Nurse Marlene and the other Staff of Chandler regional they quickly identified a heart problem and transported her to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. After an ultrasound they discovered that she had a valve in her heart that moves the blue blood into the lungs so that she can breathe correctly and be pink instead of blue. :) This valve was to small to do its job and the temporary valve that had been supporting her thus far in life was closing quickly.
On Saturday Morning she was diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis which is a tight valve in he heart that was not allowing enough blood to flow through it and in turn the blood was flowing back through the body instead of to the lungs where it belongs. We waited for the doctors to decide if a heart catheter would work or if she would need open heart surgery. After many tests and monitoring the team of doctors decided that Morgyn was a good candidate for a heart catheter and scheduled the procedure for Tuesday morning.
The procedure is to enter a catheter through a vein in the leg and feed a small wire up to her heart. They would then insert a small balloon on to the wire and inflate it in hopes that the balloon would some what tear the tight valve to open it enough for an appropriate amount of blood to flow through. The team of Doctors that did the procedure took great care and did an amazing job sending our baby girl back to us with a working heart. We couldn't be happier thus far with the results.
She is currently still in the hospital recovering. She is eating well and breathing great on her own. We are hoping to bring her home in a couple of days if everything continues to go well. We can't thank the staff at St. Joesph's enough for all they have done in helping our sweet girl and making us comfortable and helping us understand everything that has come along with this adventure. We are truly grateful to all of you who have helped out in so many ways and supported our family through this rocky time. The amount of prayers and love that has been sent to us is overwhelming and I am so grateful or all of them and the many blessings that we have received from our heavenly father. We will let you know when she gets to come home and keep you updated. Enjoy the pictures of our girl. Love you all
Kara, Josh and Family