|Can you pick out the twins in this photo? It's getting harder and harder to tell!|
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Well, I wasn't sure just how to spell that since the Rubys I'm talking about are two little girls' names. So is it Rubies? I don't think so. I'm going to make up my own rule on this one and go with "Rubys." Anyway, before I get to the two Rubys, here's the back story. A couple weeks after Charlie and Ruby were born, we learned that Ruby's aorta was too narrow in one spot for blood to get through the way it is supposed to. Without getting into too much detail here, the aorta is the big important artery that runs from the heart to other important parts of the body. The doc decided that Ruby ought to have this narrow piece of her aorta removed, and the wide parts sewn back together. Thus, when Ruby was 4 weeks old, she had heart surgery to repair a coarctation of the aorta.