Friday, October 30, 2009

Visit To The Cardiologist


Today we took Brennan to the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic. We had noticed that he was starting to look more purple, especially when he got mad. His saturation levels dropped from 98 last week to 69/70 today. We were expecting a drop in his saturation levels but not like this. His right ventricle pressure has tripled since leaving the hospital. This causes the blood to flow from his right ventricle through the VSD(hole) and into his Aorta. It's supposed to only go through the Pulmonary and into his lungs. He's only getting fast flowing jets of blood into his Pulmonary right now. Right now he's on oxygen which is helping to get his saturation levels above 80. Something has to be done very soon. It's looking like Brennan will have his surgery very soon, maybe next week. The surgeons and cardiologist will decide if he's big enough to do the total repair, or if they'll just do a temporary fix with a B.T. Shunt. We are hoping they'll do the total repair, a surgery that would have to be done no matter what. Avoiding the shunt would mean 1 surgery right now instead of 2.

9 comments:

Jenny Bebel said...

i am so sorry to hear that. We wil keep you all in our prayers. If you need anything even just someone to talk to give me call girl. miss ya

Dave and Corey Johnson said...

You and little Brennan will be in my prayers. You are one strong lady.

Chablis said...

We just love you guys ao much. You are so strong. We pray for you all every day! *hugs*

Melissa said...

Good luck with it all. Keep us updated! He sure is dang cute!

Heather said...

Good luck and know that your little guy is in good hands! Your family and especially little Brennan is in our prayers!

Little Bear and Peanut said...

We will be praying for you. Brennan is a cutie. We will be in the hospital on the 5th to take Emma to a Neurology Appointment. Let us know if you need anything. The parent resource center at Primary has a list of nearby hotels that will give you a discounted rate if your child is in the hospital if you need somewhere to stay. I know how nerve racking surgery is, but you are in good hands. Hang in there!

Carolyn said...

Let us know if you need anything! Good luck to you guys and to Brennan. He is such a cute little guy!

Stepper the Mighty said...

Ugh! so much for such a little body to have to handle. We'll hope for the one surgery total, also.

You guys are in our prayers!

Anderson Family said...

We found your blog through Intermountain Healing Hearts. We hope all goes well with cute Brennan. Our little Carter had open heart surgery at PCMC at 5 months old for a VSD, ASD and PDA. We hope all goes well.

Alan, Kristi and family. kristi6175@yahoo.com/alan.anderson66@gmail.com