No wonder we sleep here at the hospital. Around 215am we got "the knock" on the sleep room door. Not the way you want to be awakened. It is never good when they come to get you...
Vittoria developed a clot on her arterial side of the machine. That is a dangerous thing because if it were to break loose it would go somewhere and cause a stroke. So they let us know that they were going to clamp off all of the machinery and cut out a section of the circuit. No big deal unless that is what moves your blood through your body. It is like saying, "Let's stop your heart for a minute or two while we cut out a piece of artery and splice it all back together..."
All went well. I was able to sit right outside the door and watch everything take place. Vittoria did really well. She maintained her blood pressure and all went okay. The staff was awesome and worked so efficiently and quick to get the job done in less than a minute. Later today they will replace the whole circuit. We will get to see them in action again but have it planned this time.
As you can imagine, we are not really sleepy right now so we are telling you all about our little wee hour of the morning adventure. Thank you doctors and staff for waking to the page and coming in on very short notice.
Once again, please keep our angel in your prayers. Oh, how we need lots of prayers! Thank you all for your love and support and for all of the prayers. Please keep it going!