Friday, January 18, 2008

He's Finally Back!

I don't know about you, but that seemed like a really long 4.5 hours.

My sweet boy is back in his room, sleeping like an angel. I can't tell you how relieved I am to have him back next to me! We talked to the cardiologist who said Drew did well and they got everything they needed to see. He said he got the needle in right away and injected the fentanyl before they inserted the catheter. They had to go through both his groin and his neck to see all the parts of his heart. And even though we're not getting our hopes up yet, he did say he didn't see a reason a repair couldn't be done. The doctor wants to get an echo before we leave and if they can't see well enough with that he'll want an MRI. He wants to get all the info we need to decide which surgery is best. He also said the pressure in his pulmonary artery is lower and that Drew is ready for surgery no matter which one they decide to do. So that's all good news.

Now he has to stay here for 6 hours for observation and he has to keep his legs straight that whole time. We're not even suppose to let him sit up to eat, he can only lift his head. That sounds like it will be difficult so I hope he sleeps most of that time. We have chicken nuggets and goldfish waiting so he has something he loves once he wakes up.

Here's a picture of my little guy resting.


Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!

17 comments:

Mom said...

I am so happy and relieved that it is over and that it is good news and that he is resting like the sweet angel that he is. I love you all so much!!!!

Mom

Anonymous said...

Ditto what your mom said...
Ut & AL

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you're getting all good news!
Much love to you all!

Dad said...

Hi Hon,

What a relief for all of us. He is an angel & a little trooper too. I hope you & Dan get some rest too. It's been a long day for you all.

Love,

Dad

Michael said...

just got home from work.
glad to hear the cath went well and the news was positive.

Vanessa said...

So glad to hear the cath went well and is looking good for the repair. That would of broke my heart to hear him scream too. Your such a strong mommy Andrea. I don't know how you'll keep him still all day but let me know how he is doing later. This morning Arianna and myself prayed for both of you. I'm always telling her how her heart buddies are doing and we pray specifically for each one.

God Bless!

Isabelle's Mommy said...

YEAY it's over! He looks so sweet resting! Thanks for the updates it is awesome how fast you have been able to update us!

Love ya!
Dee

Elle said...

So happy to hear that things are going well.

We love you all so much!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad everything went so well. I pray Drew will gladly keep still for the next 6 hours and rest. Thanks for updating...

Amber Maier

Valerie said...

Now the hard part keeping him still. I have been praying hard for a repair! When I found out that Lex had a repair and not the Fontan.....I was over the moon!

I love you!

Valerie

PS: Tell Drew he has a present waiting for him.

Molly said...

I'm so glad to hear that it's over! Yay! What a little angel he is! Take care of yourselves!
Amy

Meredith said...

I am SO glad everything went well! I've been thinking about Drew all day. Plus this good news is wonderful - hope you all are getting some rest!

Party of 5 said...

Must be great to have your precious little boy back under your watch. Glad everything went well. Give Drew a big squeeze for us. Hope he gets lots of good rest this evening. Many hugs and much love, Kacie

Anonymous said...

Glad everything went well. Love to all four of you.
Bekah

Jane said...

This all sounds like good news.

We're praying...

Erika said...

You've been in my thoughts all day - so glad to see this update!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear the cath went well and the results look very promising! Hooray! With warm thoughts and well wishes,

Laura Mulder