Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Teresa was adopted in China on July 13, 2010. On July 22, 2010 she became an American Citizen. We were not sure she would survive the 15 hour flight home , but she did. We have been home for 2 months and 6 days and Teresa is doing great. She has bonded with everyone and loves experiencing something new every day . She has gained 3 pounds and is getting stronger every day . We still closely monitor her vitals and limit her physical activity . She has trouble playing outside for longer than 15 minutes because it becomes too physically exhausting for her. We also must carry her up and down the steps because this causes her to have difficulty breathing.
Last week we met with Teresa's Cardiologist and discussed her long term care. The team felt if they tried one procedure it would cause a different problem to occur. If the pulmonary band was tightened it would help to save her lungs but would cause ... If the pulmonary band was loosened it would help her to breath better but would cause ... If the enormous Hole in her heart was closed it would cause... and she might not survive the surgery . None of these procedures would FIX her heart only cause different problems. The only FIX is to have a heart transplant, but this can not happen because of her damaged lungs. So their solution ... do nothing and pray she does not get a virus or infection because then she would ... With the flu season starting , we have become more protective of where we will take her . We will ALL get the flu shot this year.
Yesterday we had an appointment with our most favorite Doctor in the world, Dr. H. F. (genetics, she is also Lucy's Genetics Doctor ). She will be doing several genetics test on Teresa . She also is going to search her enormous data base of Doctors around the world for someone that might be able to offer some hope for Teresa's heart.
We are praying for GOD to lead us to make the right decisions for Teresa.
(P.S. Ming Ming is on the shared list that just came out and BAAS has pulled her file for their agency . You may still request her file from them if you are with another agency .Her "special need"... she is a beautiful 4 year old girl who really wants a Mommy and who just happens to have a complicated CHD. If we had the money we would adopt her. )
Posted by Our Family at 9/28/2010 10:54:00 PM