Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cath results

The doctor from the cath lab just came out. Bodie had kind of a rough time before they even started. He coded on the table as they were getting ready to start! The good news is that they're prepared for that kind of stuff and they stabilized him pretty quickly.

The procedure itself went fine. They were able to determine that the heart looks great and that the shunt is nice and open. Good news is that means no surgery. Bad news is they're still not sure what's wrong. They think it is all related to his lungs and his restricted ASD in utero (hlhs kids need a good size Atrial Septal Defect in order for the heart to function; Bodie did have a good size ASD in utero, but also had some extra tissue in the right ventricle lying across the ASD, creating the effect of a mildly restricted ASD). The thought is that the restricted ASD just didn't allow his lungs to fully develop, so he'll need some extra help (via 02 and meds) as that development happens now.

The hard part is that we don't know how long that will take or why Bodie suddenly went downhill as quickly as he did. He's been having a LOT of heart arrythmias and they think that may be related. He's always had those, but they think maybe it finally caught up with him.

So we don't really have a plan yet. They put him back on the vent since he coded, but hopefully he won't have to be on that too long. I haven't seen him yet and am trying to brace myself for seeing him back on the vent.

Please pray for his little body to fight on, for wisdom for the doctors and peace for Dusk and I in all of this. Will update when I know more.

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  1. WOW. We are praying for strength for everyone.

  2. (((hugs))) I am most definitely praying for Bodie!

    Amy, I know you mentioned he recently got his shots. Do you think he could be having a reaction to them since they really can't decide on what's causing all this? My brother had a reaction to the pertussis shot when he was 2 months and had to be on a monitor for several months. Whatever the problem may be I pray it's under control very soon.

  3. We will keep on praying! He is a fighter.

  4. Amy, I am so sorry that you are having to go through this all over again. I pray that They'll find out quickly what is going on and that he'll not have to be on the vent for too long. I wish I could be there to offer my support. Many (((hugs)))!

  5. Amy, We'll keep up the prayers for him, the Doctors, and you, Dusk and Sierra. So sorry you're back in the hospital again!

  6. Come on little guy. You can do it!