This little guy was referred to as "amazing" this morning by the cardiologist! He is doing so well. He hasn't had to have any oxygen since he was born, his vitals have all remained strong and healthy. His temperature was elevated once, and that can be a result of the meds keeping his heart happy, but they are doing a culture just to be sure. His temp came down and has remained "normal" all day, so we are encouraged. After his echo yesterday, they have chosen Dr. Mettler as his surgeon and determined that it will be best to do a front-entry "open heart" approach to his coarc repair. This means we'll be here for at least 2 weeks. The echo also revealed that the hole in his lower chambers has been completely self-corrected. It doesn't quite look the same as you or me, but tissue has filled in the gap and the two chambers are separate and should remain that way as he grows. Way to go God - thank you and praise you! This leaves him with a hole in the upper chambers and a cleft in the valve - all repairable by open heart surgery that may not even need to happen until age 2 or 3! Thank you Lord - you are amazing! So overall, we are very pleased.
...this happened! He is doing so crazy good they decided he could get up and attempt to breast feed! He was sleeping and uninterested, but I enjoyed holding him still the same! This was certainly a fantastic day!
Thank each of you for all of the ways you are loving and supporting us. Thank you most of all for all of the prayers! We hope to keep the good news rolling in! Our little Ty is clearly a fighter!