During the catheterization, it has been reported that when her ventricle was opened with a balloon and blood was able to flow through her heart for the first time ever, Cassie's oxygen levels shot up from 68 to 94. She is now maintaining in the 80s which is to be expected while her heart is relearning and adjusting to its new conditions.
Cassie has some pink in her skin now and much of the blueness has gone away but not entirely as she still has a whole in her heart, but nothing to concern ourselves about for a while. And as Cassie's mother, i still hold to the belief that God will fill that hole without further medical intervention.
When the interpreter asked Cassie what she'd like to learn to do now that she will have the necessary energy, she told her she would like to learn how to fish. Imagine her surprise and joy at discovering we have a pond in our addition stocked with fish and that Randy has been taking Sonya to fish there for the past four years. Cassie was so happy to hear that it will be her father who will teach her. Folks, Cassie has come a long way with her relationship with her dad, and we are certain it has only been through divine intervention. Without God in this, we would not be seeing such rapid improvement not only in Cassie's health but overall demeanor and disposition.
I would like to share some pics taken since being home and her visit to Riley as well as one or two from China to demonstrate visually what i am referring to when I say God is in this and working on a transformation in Cassie 24/7. I can't imagine doing any of this without Him in it. Btw, Cassie is starting to pick up some english and today for the first time after Randy said our lunch time prayer, Cassie chimed in loudly and crystal clear, "Amen!"
Sonya presenting Cassie with a gift of a doll
Cassie thanking her big sister, Sonya, with a kiss
Cassie's very first ever dental appointment
Playing in the bedroom that she shares with Sonya
The girls taking turns tickling eachother. This time it is Sonya's turn to tickle!
Cassie meeting with the doctors at Riley
Preparing for Surgery
Cassie in recovery with her interpreter, Yen Chen, present
Cassie's nighttime nurse, Claire, taking her temperature
Claire and me bribing Cassie with a popsicle to get her to wear her blood pressure cuff.
There's just something about the pressure coming from that cuff that sends Cassie
into all-out panic mode.
Happy, Happy little girl!