Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Heart Cath is Done


Well, even though they told me it would be 3 hours in the cath lab he was out in 1 hour and 20 minutes. The MD said that everything looked wonderful and his surgical correction was "text book". Ethan is much more groggy and upset after this procedure than the Echo. I am not sure if he is more uncomfortable or if it is due to different medications. Either way, he is either asleep or screaming and arching his back. He is hard to console and still seems kind of out of it. It is hard to watch.

So to make a long story short, it looks like we are good to get the Glenn surgery on Monday. Although I am still anxious about this next surgery, I am so grateful that Ethan is going into as strong and as healthy as he can be. I am hoping to get out of my Friday night shift so we can spend some quality time together as a family and just some quiet time alone with Ethan. Tim tells me I shouldn't think about things like this, but, I can't help but be aware that even though Ethan is strong and many prayers are with us, this is an open heart surgery and things can go wrong. I would just beat myself up if I spent this weekend rushing around and didn't get any time to just sit and slather him with love.

As things get closer, my tension gets higher. Just physically being at Primary's brings back a lot of emotions. I am so scared to do this again. Well, it's been a long day and I am going to bed. I am sure I will check in before his surgery. Please keep us in your prayers.

----Allison

2 comments:

Rachel said...

What a relief it is that Ethan's Cath went well and that everything looks good for surgery on Monday. You are all in our prayers daily. We have Ethan's picture posted up on the fridge and he is on our minds daily. Sometimes it is a blessing to have a medical backround when you have a child with medical problems but it can also be a burden because you instinctively think of everything that can go wrong. But just try to take a deep breath and focus on the fact that Ethan is strong and so many prayers are being offered for him and your whole family this week and next. We love you all and feel helpless during these times because we love so far away. So I am sending cyber *hugs* to each one of you. ~Ethan's Aunt Rachie

The Gatherum Family said...

Allison,
I am glad to hear that everything went as well as could be expected. You are all in our prayers. Please let me know what I can do to help. I am planning on taking Gavin next week and like I said, he can stay as long as you need him to. I love your new pics of Ethan-so cute. Loves, Adrian