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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Friday, September 21, 2007

You guessed it!!!

Or I guessed it... We are going to be admitted.. There were a few things that they found during his cath. First being that his lungs look great!!! Their function looks good. That's the good, now the list of the not so good..... It also looks like the aortic arch has a narrowing, since he is already sedated and in the cath lab they are going to balloon it open. This procedure takes a balloon and blows open the arch, stretching and to the appropriate size and then is removed... All done in the cath lab... The other thing they saw was a couple of minor opening that will be repaired in surgery on Monday Oct 1st. The last is the function of the right ventricle... ( the part of his heart doing all the work) it has a little less function, this seems to be normal as Dr. Day did not seem too over worked about it. We are waiting now to hear about the ballooning and we will keep the info coming.

4 comments:

Djinni said...

Good to see that his lungs are good, that gives us so much hope for a good recovery. Also it is good they can do the balloon in the cath lab hopefully he will be less blue after that. I will still keep him, as well as your family in my prayers. I understand the stress you are feeling, I've been there. Give him a kiss on the head for me. He is so sweet. I hope Ry is enjoying her slumber party, it is good she can have a little fun with all of the stress going on.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully after the balloon procedure he'll be feeling better, looking better and be stronger going into the surgery on the 1st. Prayers are going up...

Joni

Angie said...

Hey Brynn! I am glad we have technology today to help little guys like Alex! He is so adorable! Just want you to know we are thinking of and praying for you!

Ashton (aka ashy) said...

You are in our prayers. I rember how scary it is right before the glenn surgery. Ashton is finally doing great! He has just started a regular diet and is finally putting on some weight and becoming very active. After Alex recovers from the glenn surgery you will be suprised how much better he will do.

Shanna Hardman