Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Heart Cath Updates

Update 2:20
Cath is complete! We just met with Dr. Doyle and looked at all of the pics they took of Colby's heart...truly amazing! There were no surprises and his pressures and saturations look great. Dr. Doyle said he did very well!! They will discuss him during their conference tomorrow with the surgeons and decide when we will proceed with the Glenn. My fingers are crossed for September, but we will see. Now we are just waiting to go back and see him in recovery. We will post additional updates and pictures later.

Update 1:45
Just got a call from the nurse in the OR. She said everything is going good. They were able to get a cath line in each leg with no complications. So far they have been able to check pressures on both sides of his heart as well as his saturations.
They are about to begin taking pictures to use in the planning of his next surgery. So far so good. We will update when we know more....

We checked in this morning at 9 am. We thought that Colby would be taken back around 10:30, but unfortunately, he was postponed for a couple of hours. We ended up in the holding area for about 3 hours. This is the first time that Jason and I have been happy about Colby not having an appetite, since the last time he ate was 11 last night. Colby never ceases to amaze us. He was smiling and talking to everyone that walked by and looked at him...such a flirt! If I were hungry and tired, I would not be so pleasant. He is such a trooper.

Anesthesiology took him back around noon, and they will call us with updates every 30 minutes or so. The procedure should take about 2 hours total. Once he is awake, they will allow me and Jason to be with him in recovery. We will post updates as we get them. I also have some pics from this morning that I will post later today. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!!!

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