Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our heart Cath

Well Xander had his heart Cath and sedated Echo done Monday morning. Have to admit that the nerves took over my body the whole weekend and the week before but it all came out alright..

Our day started at 5am and they took him back at 7am. We were given a pager and were told that they would page us once everything was done.

As you can see we were a little sleep deprived that day and obviously the starbucks was just not workin for one of us lol.

At 11am Xander was done and we were able to see him once more but not before sitting done and talking with the doctor. Xander had a rocky start when they got him sedated. His states dropped into the 40's and heart rate went extremely low as well so they helped him along with that. Once they got him into the 60's they decided they would get started since that was as high as he would go at that moment. They are not able to enter through the left leg due to getting a blood clot from his first cath he had but then found out as they were entering the right that they are no longer able to go through the right anymore which left them having to go through the neck.

The pressure in his chest is a little high but nothing to concerning. They would like to see him in the 10-12 range for pressure but he is at 15 so really nothing to serious. So since we had a rocky start that decided to keep him over night just to observe him. It took him a few hours to get his stats back up to the 75-85% area, but he got it there.

We did have a a little trouble with him coming out of all the anesthetics ( cranky as all heck ), but he calmed down eventually.

This morning during rounds his surgeon, doctor Kaza came to visit and i have to admit it is such a relief not having to remind his surgeon of his name or even ours. he knows what city we live in and he actually has a normal no medical conversation with us about how we are doing our kids etc.

once rounds were over they got us out of there and off to our home we went. Its been a pretty quiet day today and lots of loving on him we have done.. Now on to the next week with his Glenn on Tuesday so in the meantime we are going to be doing lots of kissing, playing, holding, & tickling with him before it is taken away for a few weeks. Chapter 2 of his life is going to be even greater and even more rewarding.

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