Sunday, June 18, 2006
Baby Steps Forward!
Hey there! Its 10:20 AM on Sunday and we are anxious to see what today holds. Last night around midnight he was somewhat stable but hadn't peed. We woke up in the middle of the night a few times and checked in. His nurse said after changing some medications he actually peed ALOT! That's a great thing! They also weaned some of his heart medication because his blood pressure was getting better. Baby steps is the word today! We also talked to his cardiologists last night after they had done an echocardiogram on his heart. They wanted to check out how his heart is functioning after surgery and determine if the swelling, poor circulation and blood pressure are due to a problem in the heart still. They said that the "band" the surgeon put around the pulmonary artery might have loosened and might need to be tightened. They also said the "coarchtation" in the aortic arch (the one that they tried to fix) might still not be wide enough for adequate blood flow. This news is not the most welcomed as you can imagine...considering they might have to go back and fix these problems again. They don't know if what they saw on the echo is due to these new problems or due to the fact that he has a lot of water in his body making the pressures high. They want to wait a few days and see if Lincoln sheds some water and can come off of some of his heart medication. If he does that and he improves, they might not need to adjust the band and fix the coarchtation. So the next 24/48 hours are huge! Please be in prayer for this specificity! God is soooo good to us and we are waiting with great anticipation this Fathers Day for good news...and baby steps forward! We love you all! J&K
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 10:24 AM