I wanted to write an update to our last post. The plan right now is to continue Reid on diuretics to completely "dry" him out, they said this will take several days. So, if his fluid levels are where they would like them then we can proceed with another echo cardiogram on Monday or Tuesday. This echo will tell the doctors how to proceed. We spoke with the surgeon last night and there are 3 ways this could go. If the echo comes back showing the original small leakage that was originally found in the operating room, then great, we may need to do nothing and we can get the heck out of here. If it comes back still showing the considerable sized leak in the middle of the valve as the last echo showed then we go back into the operating room to first try and fix it, and if that doesn't work than they will move on to removing and replacing it with a valve. If we do indeed need to go back into the OR I guess the possibility of another fix is a good thing....I didn't think this was an option. But, still of course my prayer is option #1. If this is the route we get to go...Nan P. even you all the way over in Ireland will be able to hear the squealing of our tires from our car getting out of here...Rrrrrrrr.
Reid is handling all of this like such a champ. He is so sweet and dosel right now. When Luke got here this morning he asked Reid to say, "da"...that's what Reid calls Luke. Reid replied with the sweetest sounding "da" and then gave a little giggle. Here are some pictures of Reid. The top one is from today sleeping on his tummy, which we are so excited he can do now, now that the chest tube and...the oxygen up his nose are both gone, Yeah!!!!