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Surprise!! We may be only 6 days post op from Evanna's 3rd open heart surgery, but she is being transferred back to Calgary right now! Sorry for keeping this a secret (I have only just told my own mother a few moments ago), but for the past 2 months they have tried transferring Evanna back to Calgary 4 times, and each time they try and I tell everyone, something happens and they can't transfer her (ie. another clot in her mechanical valve, acute liver failure, etc). I guess I was afraid that if I blogged about it and told people, it would jinx everything and Evanna wouldn't get transferred again.
Anyways, we're extremely excited at Evanna's progress. When Dr. Ryerson first discussed a transfer last week, I sternly told her that "I will believe it when I see it". We initially were told we'd likely be spending another month in Edmonton after this last surgery, so being transferred 6 days after such a major procedure is just incredible. Evanna has been doing so well the last few days, and is completely back to her old self. Playing with toys (and her hands - she loves just looking at her hands lately lol), wanting to be read to, smiling all the time.
I think the best part of all of this is that we actually get to spend Evanna's 1st birthday in Calgary, close to all our friends and family. It's been an exciting few days, and we're still so happy with the direction everything is going in. Though we've still got a few things to accomplish before we can take Evanna home, transferring back to Calgary is a major step towards that.
xo The Irvine Family
|Evanna passed out in the stretcher|