Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday – Spring “Break”

Spring Break spent fixing broken heart.

No…not THAT kind of broken heart.  My DD is having her pacemaker placed this week. Her sinus node is not working properly, so she is getting a pacemaker to make sure that if it decides to quit completely, there is something there to pick up the pieces and make the heart beat.  We will really only be in the hospital for one night, but we have to be there the day before for pre-op appointments, then the day of, then an overnight stay afterwards, then hopefully home with pain meds and a sling on her left arm.

I am not THAT concerned about the pacemaker placement.  It seems relatively routine (although I question how routine anything is when you’re working on a seven year old with a transplanted heart and a valve that isn’t working properly).  I am more concerned about what she is going to be like afterwards.  She is slightly unpredictable when it comes to these things.  Sometimes, she is a real trooper and an excellent patient.  Other times, she is pretty whiny and overly dramatic and holds on to things for a long time.  So, we’ll see which DD comes home from the hospital with us this time.

4 thoughts on “Six Word Saturday – Spring “Break””

    1. Thanks for that information. She is very concerned about the sling she has to wear. But, I’m afraid the lingering pain may make her anxious about it. We shall see though. Glad to hear that replacements are easy once it is there though! We’re just happy she is big enough for them to do it this way and not have to open her chest again. 🙂

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      1. The sling will be her friend. It really helps keep the arm in place while the incision is healing. Maybe see if they can give you a sling made with a kid-friendly fabric to make it a little more fun. I will keep you all in my thoughts!

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