Saturday, December 6, 2008

Update on our not so good news




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!!!!

10 comments:

Aaron and Amy said...

We've been following your story, and we're praying. Thanks for the update.

Heather said...

I have been checking and checking for an update ... I didn't want to bother you and call.He does look so darling even in the circumstances.Our prayers continue,along with yours,for option one.We know you are in good hands and what is in Reid's best interest, will weigh out in the end.I am still trying to figure out when to pop down.Hopefully this evening or late tomorrow afternoon ...what do you think.Kisses to the little fighter from Zoey.

Nan P. said...

And I will be listening for those tires squeals... Keeping all my fingers (and toes) crossed.

I am amazed by the "sleeping on his tummy" photo. It looks like such a natural position for him, it just feels so "normal", as if he was at home. This is very heart warming for me, you have no idea... as you know next spring will be Cathal's turn, and the hope you give me is incredible.

Thank you for the update, I was waiting for it (im)patiently!

Lisa said...

I've been checking back often for an update on you guys and your sweet, sweet Reid. Thank you for the info and pictures. Sounds like he is fairly comfortable even through the tough circumstances. I will keep thinking good thoughts for all of you!

Mel Simons said...

Reid is such a trooper- what a brave little boy. Great to see he is recovering so well.

Mel Simons

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I'm praying for option #1 for you guys but I also pray that no matter what Reid stays strong and happy and heals quickly. All our best to you!

Dayna said...

we too will be praying for option one for Reid.. He is blanketed in prayer Cheri.. God is watching over all of you..Thank you for the update..i have been watching for one.. God bless.

Judy said...

Hi Cheri~ Reid looks amazing considering his ordeal. I have everyone I know praying for him :)
Thanks so much for the update....I've been on pins and needles waiting for the latest.
I'd love to come down and visit if you would like a visitor :) I don't want to bombard you so let me know either way. (i wont be offended).
God bless!

Debbie Sasser said...

Hi Cheri -- Vic sent me your blog. So sorry you and your family are facing this. You are in our prayers.

hjoy said...

Such an amazing little guy, we are praying for Reid and your family.