I don’t know if I can even express how wonderful it is that Ruby is doing so well. She has been pretty high maintenance, but rightly so. She has a lot of separation anxiety right now and is really, really leery of anyone other than our immediate family. We have a post-op appointment this week and we should find out just how well she is doing after the echocardiogram and x-ray. Like I said before, she had some left ventricular dysfunction upon discharge, so we are hoping that has adjusted.
Take a look at that scar! It is looking SO amazing. I can’t even believe how thin it is. Incredible. She lost about a pound after her surgery, so she was back down to 12 lbs. My hope before surgery was at least 13 lbs. and she was just that! Her appetite is just starting to get back to what it was before. So we’re hoping to pack on the pounds now. Although a lot of heart babies are small kids too, so we’ll see what she does.
She isn’t sitting yet, but she can roll over (and chooses NOT to cause she hates it!). I have read that after surgery they can get behind on the “normal” milestones. That’s ok though :). The longer they aren’t mobile, the better, in my book!
She does know how to pull the funniest faces when I pull out he camera! I think I got 6 shots of this face. So funny.
Thank you to those who commented on my update for her! Your kind words are so wonderful to read. I am not being very good at responding to anyone these days! But know that I read them all and appreciate them so much.
Ok, just one more of the crazy face. She’ll make the face, then kick and kick and giggle right after.
Ha! I love it.
Happy Monday everyone!