A team of pediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeons have reviewed Kenley’s case and are in agreement that she needs her hole repaired. She has been scheduled for open heart surgery the first week in August.
We’ve seen her struggle a little more recently and suspected that this would be the outcome. The thought of open heart surgery on a barely 17 month old is scary, however, we have to remind ourselves that she will be much better off in the long run with a properly functioning heart.
We went for a second opinion in October, and know that surgery is what she needs, and Shands Hospital is where she’ll be. This type of surgery, in the heart world, is actually quite routine. She will be in the hospital for 7-10 days.
We trust our doctors and more importantly trust God to get her through this.