Our CHOP appointments last week were productive. Her plastic surgeon was thrilled with the progress of her wound. It should be closed by the end of the month! We will see him in mid-October and if everything goes well, Abby will be cleared to proceed with the VEPTR reinsertion!!
We had some fun at the aquarium after her appointment. Abby really loved being out and it was the perfect scenario--the place was empty!!
She had her MRI the next day and recovered well from that. We came home Thursday night to a very happy boy and dog!
This weekend has been kind of rough, sadly. Abby's respiratory rates have been very high and her saturation levels have been low...we want them the other way around! She's been on her bipap a lot this weekend and we have had to stay inside. Even then, her respiratory rates have been in the 70s. She has been SO out of breath and has been really frustrated with herself. She is literally gasping for breath while lying on the couch. She's fine on the bipap, which is why we didn't take her in, but it's still a little concerning. I'm calling our pulmonologist tomorrow to see what she thinks.