They told that there has actually been some improvement in the ability of her left ventricle to pump blood since she was born (estimated at about 10% better). Her heart size has also shrunk a little bit and she appears to be getting the necessary blood flow to her brain, kidneys & other organs. In summary, her heart is doing better than it was her 1st week of life - & that's a good thing (although it was unexpected from a medical standpoint). Even though she needs to have considerably more cardiac improvement to become "viable", she has proven thus far to be a survivor. Thank You, Lord.
We still have to take it day by day & week by week to see if her heart continues on this slow, gradual trend upwards. There will continue to be little bumps in the road, such as todays news of a suspected infection, the blood clot & making sure the blood thinner doesn't cause some type of detrimental bleeding. But despite these potential scares, we are joyful to hear the first really optimistic news we have heard from a cardiologist. So we will take that blessing and give thanks for it.