Friday, September 26, 2008

The Update

We just got back from Winnipeg.  Our little Nate was our hero today!  He did really great, all things considered.  We were at the appointment for 2 1/2 hours, so a bit of fussiness (okay, crying!!!) was totally acceptable!  Here's the synopsis:

  1. There has been no change in the VSD (hole between the ventricles) nor any changes in the heart with respect to the ventricles and arteries being transposed (Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries).
  2. At the last appt., the leakage from his tricuspid valve was termed 'moderate'.  Since then, the leakage has become worse, now  termed 'moderate to high'.
  3. Nate will be put on a drug to lower his blood pressure, which will cause his heart to not have to work as hard, hopefully reducing the leakage from that valve.
  4. If this drug is successful and Nate does not show signs of heart failure he will remain on it.  If the leakage continues to increase, and he begins to show signs of HF, they would need to go in to repair/replace that valve.
So, we'll start the drug tomorrow.  It's always a little scary giving any type of meds to a little babe.  But we are hopeful this will help.  We go back for another echocardiogram in 2 months.  We feel like we are in very good hands, with the knowledge and experience of Dr. Soni.  But even more importantly, we are in the hands of Jesus.  Doesn't get better than that!

Thanks for your prayers!!  God answers!!  


Just a note from Nate:  Mommy did real good at my appointment.  She was all normal and calm...even asked the questions she wanted to.  Not sure what all the fuss is about...Jesus is going to take good care of me!

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