The cardiologist said that he is definitely ready for his Glenn surgery due to his good weight gain. At this appointment he weighed 14 lbs even which was actually down from his visit with the pediatrician last Monday when he was 14lbs 50z. This doesn't really surprise me seeing as how he really struggled to eat from the bottle for the 5 days when he had blood in his stool. I hope he doesn't have a fit in the hospital when I can't nurse him.
Well, even though the MD states that of the 3 surgeries this is the "easy" surgery, it still scares me to death. It was hard to see him sedated and not acting like himself while coming out of sedation. I just hope he doesn't remember any of this when he gets older.
His next appointment is this upcoming Tuesday and this will be the cardiac cath. This is a test where they place a catheter in his femoral artery and thread it up to his heart so they can get exact pressures from his heart and lungs and to also get a better view of his heart structures. This test is obviously more invasive than today's appointment but it still an outpatient test as long as there are no complications.
Again, we appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers that are coming our way. We truly could not do this without all of the love and support that we've received. Thank you!