Meanwhile, we were waiting for Travis' doctors and surgeons to all get together and discuss the plan for him. Today we received "the call". Dr. Levy brought his chart and information to the surgeon's at Childrens and the consensus is.....we stick with the original plan. Travis will be scheduled for a heart cath in 2-3 weeks. In the cath, they will open up the aorta. Then, they want to do his Glenn/Fontan combo anywhere between 17-20 months of age (hopefully, the latter). It would be better for Travis to be bigger and stronger before the next surgery. So, although we are still anxious, we are happy that (for now) we are back to only one more surgery.
In other news, Travis is sleeping in his own bed! Almost two weeks ago we started putting him in his bed. For the first week, we stood there by his bed until he fell asleep. This was working okay EXCEPT he woke up every few hours and I'd have to go in there and stand there until he fell asleep again. After a week of VERY broken sleep, we decided to do cry it out. Travis needs to learn how to fall asleep without momma or daddy there. The first night was so scary. We let him cry for intervals (5 min, 10 min, 15 min) and it lasted 1 hour. Roger and I were so scared. We were worried that it was stressing his heart. But, after awhile he fell asleep. I am happy to report that every night since then has been a bit better!!! Now, I need to get naps figured out. He just will not take a long nap in his crib. Hmmm, I only have a week left before I got back to work to figure it out.
Please pray that he kicks this croup quickly! Thank you!