Thursday, September 1, 2011

6 Weeks Old - Heart Cath Results

   This week Grant finally got his heart cath and we finally have some good news to share...  The cardiologists and cadio surgeons met on Wed afternoon to review the results of the heart cath and they claim that he has enough vessels (called collateral) to have the necessary surgery at 3-4 months old (around 10 lbs).  Keep in mind the surgery will be "complicated and risky" however, we were delighted to know that he has enough material with which to work.  We also know that he will require multiple complicated and risky surgerys throughout his young life.  They still believe that Grant will come home for a period of time before the surgery.  Cathy and I look forward to his homecoming.  For now, he still has that pesky breathing tube in, but we are hoping and praying that it will be taken out tomorrow (Fri).  He is very close, but they wanted to wait a little longer.  He has been on the ventilator for 9 days.  They originally inserted it when he was having trouble with his oxygen saturation and then he stayed on it for the heart cath.  Today Cathy reported that it was very obvious that  the tube was bothering him.
We believe if he can get his breathing consistent, get him back to feeding from the bottle, and gain some weight, he may get to come home soon.  We dream of that day.  More updates over the weekend.


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