Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Post OP Appointment

We just got back from Ethan's post op visit at PCMC. We had chest x-rays taken, lab work drawn, an EKG done, and his vital signs checked. At this appointment he weighed 15lbs 4oz. His blood pressure was still a little elevated but he was also kind of fussy and moving when they took it. The MD didn't want to do anything about it right now because he is already on blood pressure meds. Everything else looked ok. They reduced his Lasix from 3 times daily to just once a day and they also took him off of the Aldactone. This is good news because he really hates both of them. The best news about this visit was that while on 1/2 liter of oxygen his sats were 91% and on room air it was between 81-84%. They said to wean him off of his oxygen for the next couple of days and as long as his oxygen saturation's stay above 80% then he doesn't need to wear the oxygen. If it won't stay above 80% then we just have to keep wearing it. Anyway, this was a great appointment and we don't have to go back to the cardiologist for 3 months. Yeah!

I went to Target today and picked up the pictures that we'd taken before Ethan's surgery. Despite it being such a horrible sitting, the pictures actually turned out rather cute. You'd never know that my children can be monsters.

Tim is leaving today for the muzzle loader deer hunt. I don't think it was an accident that he didn't mention this until last week. I think he knew how overwhelmed I can get and figured I couldn't say no when things were already in motion. He will be gone until Saturday. I hope I am still alive when he returns home. He is my rock.

We appreciate all of the support and prayers that we have received and we continue to ask for you to remember little Ian as well.



melanie said...

So good that at least some of his meds are gone! He sounds like a strong little guy.

Anonymous said...

What a great visit! Good luck with the oxygen, I hope Ethan can be off of it soon.


mmurray said...

I'm so glad things are going well.

Jenn said...

I am so excited to hear about your great appointment. Thanks so much for all of your support. It means so much to us that you are keeping us in your prayers. These sure are special kids and I think we are so lucky to have them. Thanks for everything. Good luck this week with the kids. Hope all goes well.

Mike said...

I'm glad to hear that they are reducing his meds, thats a good sign things are going forward in a positive way...lets pray Tim gets his deer and gets home soon.

Prayers, Mike

Anonymous said...

Iwas rereading the posts and when I saw the "Sanity what Sanity" post I thought you should post the picture of Gavin holding the baseball and everyone would understand why he just had to scatter the diapers. Ethans new picture is beautiful. All of them are but this one is great. We love you all and are greatful for your sweet spirits and for all those who have provided support and prayers.
Grandpa & Grandma Curtis

Neal said...

hey al-
hope you're hangin in there during the big hunt-seriously, i hate the big hunt or i guess i should say BIG HUNTS with an "S" huh? anyways, i am glad things are going well. Ethan looks SO DANG good in his new picture. I can't believe it. Talk to you later, Adrian