Yesterday, before Carla's Physical Therapy appointment, we were able the meet with the pathologist at Children's to view Carla's old, dissected heart. Carla was adamant about wanting to see her old heart. Afterwards she said it looked kind of scary, like a skeleton. But, she wasn't afraid. She was just hoping it would look more pink. I was hoping it would too, but alas, it has been preserved, so it is more of a tan color. I guess I wasn't expecting it to be cut up into four or more pieces, but it was still cool to see. After seeing what sorry shape her old heart was in, I am glad more than ever that she has her new heart.
So, without further ado... Here she is...
|Another picture of the outside of the heart.|
|This is the other part of the right ventricle that they had cut open.|
Pretty interesting. I know one thing, I am glad she has a perfect new heart beating inside her now, instead of this poor little battered thing. We are so blessed.