No food or liquid after 7:30am is tough for a 16 month old who usually gets up around that time, has a cup of milk and then eats breakfast. But those are the doctor’s orders for Addison’s biopsy today. Unfortunately, they are running late in the catheter lab and it’s now been 4 hours since the princess had a little water. This makes for one cranky little girl!
This will be the second attempt at a biopsy. The first try in May was a bust because getting access to the heart through Addison’s neck and femoral veins was problematic after her time on ECMO.
This time, the medical team is going to try going through the subclavian on the left side. Hopefully, they will get in that way.
The biopsy is the only way to check for rejection in the transplanted heart. It is a surgical procedure so the princess will have to have full anesthesia…now we are just waiting to go in.
In solidarity, Mommy and Daddy have not had anything to eat or drink either. We are pretty cranky too!
Elaine, Aaron and Addison