Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of correspondence. The last two days have been a little crazy to say the least. Yesterday, Lincoln's blood pressure and stability was very bad. The Dr's rushed him in to do a cardiac catheterization. A section of the atrial septum (wall separating the two upper chambers) has a hole in it. This hole is normally bad and is considered a defect, but because of the unique anatomy of his heart, he needs that hole. However, the hole was not big enough to let blood through, so they had to insert a catheter into the heart and inflate a balloon into the hole and open it wider. This was a crazy day as it brought to surface a lot of memories & dejavue. Lincoln did very well! His vitals improved and we thought we could rest for a week or two. Last night Lincoln vitals were starting to go south again. He has very low blood pressure and circulation. From midnight until 9:00 am he kept everyone on their toes. They also recommended that we shouldn't leave his bedside. He was very sick. Well the past few hours they have stabalized him he is doing ok. He is in very critical condition right now and needs prayers! This is what is expected in the NICU...good days followed by not so good. Its a rollercoaster of sorts. Anyway, Kristen is doing wonderful! They sent her out of the ICU back down to postpartum last night. She will be discharged later today. The Dr's said that as they looked back at her heart function throughout the whole process...they did not see one sign of irregularity or stress on her heart! OK, I know I promised pictures but the past 48 hrs have been a little dicey. They are coming I promise. Just know he looks like his dad...very handsome! Hope all is well with everyone and thankyou all for all of the sweet comments....they are very encouraging! Love you all!
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 12:57 PM