Thursday, December 4, 2008
Okay, so we have been so excited feeling like Reid's recovery from heart surgery was going so well. But, we got the results tonight from the echo cardiogram taken earlier today....and the small amounts of blood cells they saw coming through the valve on the initial echo in the operating room is now showing a significant leak, and in a different location in the valve altogether. This is not good news. This could be because he has a lot of fluid in his chest as well as some swelling which is causing so much pressure, making the leaks present themselves. The doctors removed some of the fluid from his right side with a needle and are putting him on a diuretic drip through the night to see if this helps. They will perform another chest xray and echo in the morning to determine where we go from here. The cardiologist came in tonight and the dreaded words "possible valve replacement" were spoken. Noooooooo!!!!!!!!! This can't be happening!!! My little guy has been through so much already. I can't image him going into the operating room again. I am back on my knees for this littlest son of mine! A specific prayer request would be that by morning the excess fluid would be completely gone so they could see what we were dealing with. Actually as his mom I am praying even beyond this and praying for a miracle...praying that when they perform the echo they tell the Foreman family that they no longer see any leakage, I'd love if you joined us. I posted a picture of "the Foreman family" but little Mr. Reid is often not a fan of the camera so in addition I posted two recent pictures of him that makes me smile... Firefighter Reid!