It's no secret Boston is the MECCA of medicine with Harvard and MIT along with others jumbled together in one little city.
For Zuzu, being here in Boston it made and will make all the difference in the world.
Here is Zuzu after both her surgeries. The one on the left is after her first in SLC. It's so sad. She is swollen beyond recognition! Not to mention she has a nasty breathing tube in her mouth.
The one on the left is right after surgery here in Boston. You can see for yourself the huge difference being here makes.
Primary's sent Zuzu home in heart failure. She was starting to swell, her skin was getting dusky, her breathing was very labored, she was losing weight. she hasn't gained not even a pound in over 3 months. Her heart was swelling.
Any way, when we arrived in Boston they ran some tests that measure the pressure on both sides of her heart both going in and coming out. Zuzu's was in the 30's before surgery. And as you can see now around 7-10. (6-9 for her age is normal)
This was the size of her heart before and right after surgery. I'm sure it's gone down a little more.
So as you can see we are thrilled with the results. Zuzu is doing spectacular, probably because she is spectacular!
We just wish we could have avoided this second surgery all together.