Actually it has been over six months since Katy’s last catheterization. After putting it off until after the holidays, and then Katy was sick when it was scheduled two weeks ago so this Wednesday is the day.
I dread cath days for many reasons. Anytime your child is going to be put under anesthesia it is scary. This time it is especially scary given the fact that Katy had a difficult time during her last time in the Cath Lab and that is still very fresh in my mind. I know that I can look at Katy and see a vibrant, active, growing ( can you believe it, she is growing!!!) 5 year old. My sassy, intelligent, artistic girl looks fantastic. But, and that is a big but… I know that Katy is Katy and her looks are often deceiving and although I try to stay positive we have never received good news from cath results.
Six months ago the team told us that Katy had 12 months to live with her current heart. When I do the math, does that mean we only have six months left with this heart. What happens in six months? What are our options? Why is this taking so long?
As much as I dread the unwanted news… sometimes the unknown is just as scary. It has been just long enough, that we need to know where we stand. Because Katy always appears healthy, it will be nice to know exactly what is going on with her heart. To ensure she is still being treated with the proper medications and dosages.
We are not expecting to be admitted… just a long day of pre op tomorrow (Tuesday) and then again on (Wednesday) for the Catheterization.
As always your prayers and good thoughts will be much appreciated. I will do my best to update as soon as I can .