Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day Three

Sam fasted from 4am and went in for his cardiac catheter at 1.30pm.  The poor little guy was so hungry that he was ready to take a bite out of whatever was nearest and finally as he nodded off to sleep, they came to take us down to the cardiac catheter lab. 

I carried him down trailing his Heparin drip tree with us, and he was a little out of sorts after being woken up from his sleep.  we sat down there for about 15 minutes prior to be taken in and this gave us time to take away his anxiety by telling jokes and whispering stories that I made up in his his ear.  The quiet voice and monotone really calms him for some reason.
When the time came I dressed up in my scrubs to go with him into the lab.  He was a little nervous but laid down and giggled nervously. The doctors and anesthetist were excellent and joked with him while they administered the sleepy drugs into his cannula port.  And over the period of five minutes he  giggled and sang as he drifted off to sleep.

3.20pm we received the call to say that Sam was awake and in recovery.  He is awake and pretty cranky but doing extremely well.  I think that he is allowed to be cranky considering the course of his day.

The bad news is......

THERE IS NONE!!!

The good news is...

Sam's heart required no intervention during the catheter, so it was completely a diagnostic procedure.  There is slight narrowing of the pulmonary artery but it is in the areas that will be addressed by surgery so it does not need any attention yet.  There were no collaterals,  a stent was not needed and there was no ballooning necessary.  The pressures in his heart are at the lower end of the scale and so the doctor sees no reason why the Fontan would not be an option for Sam. Seriously, we could not have asked for a better report.

PRAISE GOD!! (Insert video of me dancing here)

Right now he is having a toasted sandwich and strawberry milk. The plan is to keep him on Heparin and recommence his warfarin tonight. At this stage we are looking at a Friday discharge. No blood tests tonight, we get to sleep through this evening.
So happy. So thankful. So blessed.


4 comments:

Val said...

Wonderful news! I have been following your posts for the past few days and this has made my day!

Paula Vince said...

Greatest news to hear! Thanks for sharing, Nicole. We've all been praying and wondering.

lucymorgan-jones.com said...

This is FANTASTIC news!! So glad there is no bad news. And the good news is pretty good. :) Praising God with you. Praying for you all. <3

Suzanne said...

Great news to hear!! We definitely have an awesome God :) Love how Sam calmed down when you were whispering to him. We've found that works to with our boy, whenever he's had anything major happening...it's amazing how it works. Praying for you still.

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