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.