They did talk to us about that in Edmonton, saying things weren't where they needed to be. The hope was that maybe as he grows and his heart also grows and gets bigger, the band would be applying the correct amount of pressure to affect the leaky valve. The problem is the length of time that it would take for that amount of growth to happen, and that we run the risk of putting him into failure in the mean time.
Dr. Soni is going to conference with a doctor at Toronto's heart centre about Nate's situation. They have a technology there that Edmonton does not have for measuring pressures in the heart. If this doctor feels that he would be able to do the surgery and tighten to the appropriate degree with that technology, then that would be the next plan of action.
She's hoping to get back to us next week! For now, we get to say good bye to two of the drugs Nate was on for the fluid around his heart! That makes us happy! And if Nate could tell us, he'd say he was pretty thrilled about that idea, too!