And I’m going to lump some other really good news in with these photos: Henley’s heart is doing better! We visited our cardiologist yesterday and he said that overall things are looking wonderful. He measured the gradient across her aortic valve and found that it is about five points lower than it was two months ago–ideally, the gradient should be at zero so five points lower is a good improvement. Her heart muscle is still a bit thick, Dr. Womack said the muscle will be as thick as it needs to be to pump blood through all the valves. It is possible (and I’m trying really hard to remember it’s only a possibility) that she will outgrow the stenosis and never need another procedure or surgery. You can bet that all of my fingers and toes are crossed for this possibility! We will see Dr. Womack again in six months and hopefully things get better and better. Thanks to all of you for your prayers, we know this is a small miracle and are overwhelmingly grateful to our Heavenly Father. We’re going to keep praying that her heart heals itself, and maybe, just maybe, it really will.
Have a great weekend, everyone!