Thursday, December 01, 2005

Results of Check Up

What a day. As most of you already know, yesterday Evan had a check up with his cardio Dr., Dr. McOmber. The results of yesterdays checkups were not as well as we would have hoped. The artery that has been an issue ever since Evan's last surgery is still narrowed, as we have known. Dr. McOmber was hoping that this artery would begin to grow as the other arteries have and was trying to give it a chance to do so on its own and had informed us in the past that they would give it about a year and then if it hadn't grown had hoped they could go through a heart catherization and open it with balloon angioplasty. After yesterdays echo Dr. McOmber he said the part of the artery that is narrowed is longer than expected and that he didn't feel that it could be done in the cath lab. They are meeting today with the heart board to go over yesterdays echo and will be calling with their findings sometime today or Monday. Dr. McOmber told us that he expected they would schedule a heart catherization to be done in February and that if the part of the artery that was narrowed was short enough they would go ahead and balloon angioplasty it open and if it was as long as expected they would then schedule another open heart surgery for around March. This news was devestating but, we know that in order to keep Evan in good health it is required. Dr. McOmber reassured us that if it went to surgery that it was not as complicated as the first one and that although they would have to go in through chest they would not have to open the heart to widen this artery but, that the surgery would be long because of scar tissue. Please join us in praying that it does not go beyond the cath lab and that God will continue to work miracles in Evan's life. Thanks for all of your support and prayers and we will keep everyone informed.

Friday, October 28, 2005

RSV Shots

They called and said Evan was going to have to get synagis shots this season again, we have already started them and I feel horrible when we have to go. Since Evan is over 30 lbs. he has to get 3 shots now. This is really hard, the appt.'s are really long and Evan cries and cries, I really will be glad when April is over, I don't think he will ever have to do this again. Evan has had synagis shots ever since he was born in the month's between Oct. - Apr.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Discontinue Meds!

We had a cardio appt. today and got pretty good news. Dr. McOmber says that he is pleased and that Evan's heart is doing very well. He took him off of the Didge and Lasix - YEAH! He said that he will probably need a heart cath in the future b/c of the narrowed pulmonary artery and eventually for the valve but, he also said that he did not see surgery again and that is a relief! We are so blessed everyday with our little miracle and know that GOD is going to take care of Evan as he has done the past 18 mo. We don't have to go back until Thanksgiving.