Update – 12/19/2006

An ultrasound today showed that the interior diameter of her left ventricle has decreased from 4cm to 3.4cm. The fluid around her heart has substantially decreased. All blood work has come back with good results. Her capillary refill has decreased from 4 seconds to 2 seconds (if you press your heel, this is the amount of time it takes for the blood to return) — this indicates that her profusion has gotten better. Today her heart rate decreased to the 150-170 range (when we originally took her to the doctor on Friday, it was 212, and we’ve seen it as high as 250). She is being slowly weaned off of the Dobutamine medication, and she has responded very well. We are told that the best news is that her condition has not worsened. Praise God for the little victories that we hold on to every day!

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