After surgery, we were informed that there was concern about Allie's lungs. We were given an update on that today. Basically, because of all that was going on with her heart and lungs and the blood flow through both, her lungs had gotten "wet" or "flooded". This caused the top portion of her left lung to collapse. With the closing of the VSD, the lung should be getting back to full capacity.
All in all, Allie is doing wonderfully and watching her move after being still for 4 days was wonderful and we wanted to share that experience with you.
P.S. A special note to Allie's first CICU nurse, Nicole Pacifico -thank you for your comments on the previous blog, we've posted a comment back to you and look forward to seeing you again.