For those of you just now tuning in here, Maggie has a single ventricle. This is a very serious heart condition that will some day require open heart surgery. This surgery is called the Fontan and is generally performed in 2 parts. Because Maggie was an orphan in China, she missed the normal time frame for the first part.
We expected that she would have the first part soon after arriving here, but this week we were told that she would wait.
This is not because she is a poor candidate but instead because she looks so good. Her heart is well balanced and is doing a good job at protecting itself.
Her surgeons have decided to continue to monitor her and hopefully wait until she is 3 to do surgery. At that time they will perform both procedures at once. This will mean only 1 open heart surgery instead of 2. This is great news.
We are relieved to just get to enjoy her for now and not have to worry about what is just around the corner. I would love for God to perform a miracle and heal her heart between now and then.
For now, I am just thankful she is home, she is stable, and she is mine.