Thursday, June 9, 2011
Cardio appt update
Mason had a cardiology check up yesterday afternoon. We were seen by Dr. Shroder ( she was our Dr. while we were at KU Med.)
weight- 9lbs 2oz (Gaining weight WONDERFULLY) getting closer to our 11 lb goal for surgery!
Oxygen Saturation- 93 ( great for him!)
The rest of the appointment went wonderfully. She said Mason looked great, and was responding well to his meds. Actually she moved a dose down to 2x a day from 3. ( no more 1am meds!!!!) but then I got a bit of shocking news. Mason will need a procedure done before his surgery. He will need a catheter put in the artery in his thigh , and ran up to his heart, to measure the pressure in his lungs & his heart. We didn't realize he would need this but there is concern with his lungs. We cant do surgery if his lung pressure is too high. Also we were told that surgery might be moved up a bit...so as not to cause permanent lung damage.
I feel like were just starting down the "mending Mason's heart" road...but already I dont feel strong enough to handle it. Every aspect of heart surgery is truly upsetting and hard to handle. He is just so tiny. So small and fragile. And they have all these procedure they need to do to him and it seems we had to fight so hard to get him here....only to find out our next journey has just begun.
But we pray for peace and calmness as we begin this journey. We know Mason is a fighter....and we will fight for him as well! In the end ...we will look back and see all the difficulties we have overcame.
Posted by Mrs. B at 10:43 AM