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.