Saturday, June 17, 2006
So we actually went home and got some sleep last night. I felt guilty leaving last night because he was so unstable...but he did OK too. Even though the surgery went well, his body now needs to adjust to all of the changes of the heart and we are finding that it isn't so easy. The blood pressures in his body are still sort of week and his heart rate is very fast. They can control this with medication but they want to see him come off of the medication. The are watching some of his vital organs to see if the lack of good blood pressure and perfusion is keeping them working properly. One of these concerns is with his kidneys. Before surgery he was peeing really well...an indication that his kidneys were functioning well due to good blood flow. Since surgery he his urination has been very bad (only about 1 cc an hour). A lot of times this can happen when you are put on heart/lung bypass for surgery and takes a few days to start up again. The prayer is that his body adjusts well to the changes and that his little heart and vessels send blood all the way from his head to his toes and keep everything warm, pink, and functioning great....and that he PEES! So now we wait and see what will happen...only he now can tell us how to adjust to his needs and we pray there wont be need for any major procedures until he is stable. We love you all...We will send an update soon!
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 9:50 AM