Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Heart Catheterization

Today was Travis' heart catheterization procedure at Children's hospital. We had the wonderful check in time of 6:00am which meant we had to get up at 4:15am to get down there in time. Travis was unable to eat after 3:00am this morning and we were fearing that he would be very angry during the check in and wait. However, he was a good little man and slept through most of it. We were told the procedure could take from 2-4 hours depending on if they needed to balloon any of the passageways due to narrowing. Fortunately, after two hours, the doctors came in and said that there was minimal narrowing (same as before) but nothing that required ballooning. We were told Travis would be ready for us to come see him shortly. We were kind of envisioning this horrible entry site from where the cath went into his groin. In reality, the two holes are no bigger than a needle stick. We are currently in the recovery room hanging out until 3:30pm at which time they will discharge him home. We didn't even need to stay the night because he did so well! Yay! More details of the findings (and the plan for the next surgery) will be shared with us at another point. The doctors will meet as a team to discuss Travis' case and then make a decision. For now, he is looking good and we are THANKFUL that things went so smooth today!

Thank you for your prayers!!!

Mommy and her little Bug snuggle a bit. Hoping it makes him feel better.

Travis resting after his big ordeal.

1 comment:

  1. I'm coming out of the closet here... this is genwebb from TheBump... I started following your journey quite some time ago and I just want to say that Travis and your family is quite often in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so happy the procedure went well. Your little guy's smile brightens my day and I hope you continue to post. I wish the best for all of you!