Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cardiology Appointment

We just got back from Ethan's cardiology appointment and I am happy to say that everything continues to look good. He was 32 3/4 inches and weighed 23.9 lbs. According to his MD his EKG, vital signs, and Chest X-ray all looked good. However, he did agree that Ethan is looking more blue. (His oxygen levels in the office were 79-80%.) So, the plan at this point is to go back in 6 months and we will start talking surgery. The main thing we need to keep an eye on is that Ethan is breathing heavy with exertion/activity. We were told that if it gets worse, we need to take him in sooner, but hopefully we won't go back until the summer. The doctors want him to be as big as possible for the 3rd surgery (Fontan). So hopefully he will start eating again and we can plump him up in the meantime.



Fowers Family said...

I am do glad to hear such great news about Ethan. I love your pictures and continue to be jealous of the great experiences that you had in Africa. I can't wait to see you call me as soon as you can so we can get together. Jody

Ty and Ber said...

Glad that he is doing well and hopefully things will go well in 6 months with his surgery.

~Rachel said...

I am happy Ethan's visit went well. He is 3 3/4 inches taller than Hannah but weighs 2 1/2 pounds less. Hopefully he will be able to put on some more weight before his next surgery.