Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Back from the Cath Lab

Drew is back from the cath lab and is sleeping peacefully in his bed. He got back around noon. The doctors had to insert two catheters—one through his groin and one through his neck. They also ended up having to coil a vein. They said he did well, but required a lot of sedation. Unfortunately his IV occluded during the procedure so his arm is swollen, but it should go down soon. Once he wakes up he will be able to eat something, but they want him to lay still until five o’clock! We’ll see if that happens. I’m hoping he’ll sleep for a long time to make it easier.

As far as a plan for surgery goes, we still don’t know. Our cardiologist will be having a teleconference with the cardiologists and surgeons from UCSF on Tuesday and we’ll set up an appointment with him after that to discuss surgery. Dr. Teitel (the cardiologist who did the cath today) thinks Drew’s heart looks good enough to do a repair, but he also thinks they might wait to make the decision until they are in surgery. I guess we will find out more next week. We’ll post again when we get discharged.

Here is a picture of Drew sleeping after the cath this morning.


Jessica said...

Oh, I'm so glad he's done with that and resting!
I prayed all morning.

astimac said...

I'm so glad that's over with and its all good news. I dont' know what it means that they had to coil somethig, but if they had to do it, I'm glad its done! I love you all and please tell Drew that Grandma is so pround of him and thinks tht he is even more brave than Franklin!
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Way to go Drew....and family. You made it! Hopefully you will be home tonight and Drew can rest in his own bed. I am definitely going to have to get a copy of the Franklin book!

Love You!

Gina and Family

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that things went pretty smoothly, been thinking about you guys today. Now I'm so anxious to hear what they'll tell you. Drew looks adorable sleeping :)


dee said...

he looks so precious sleeping, glad things went well and this part is over, been thinking of you all day!