We woke up at 5:30AM to get everything and everyone ready and took off to the hospital for the beginning of our 7:00AM appointment. We met with the nurses, our surgeon (Dr. Ross), the lab technicians to get blood draws, and the physiotherapist. Cameron got an echo cardiogram, and an EKG. We all got a tour of the PICU, signed a waver for him to be a part of a research study, and ended the day with a chest x-ray.
Cameron is a rock star!!! Seriously this little man fasted for 13 hours before he was aloud to eat, and he was so calm all day. He didn't fuss once through any of his testing and he was calm enough that they didn't even need to sedate him for his ECHO or EKG. I was such a proud Mama!
Cameron was cleared for surgery tomorrow and we found out that he has a secondary hole in his heart. This hole is quite small and would have closed on its own, but since they will be in tomorrow to patch things they will just close that too. His surgery will be at 12:10 tomorrow. Dr. Ross says that an AVSD repair is his favorite surgery to perform. Its not the most complicated surgery they do, but its not the easiest either.
Overall I have been feeling less anxious today than other days this week. Don't get me wrong I am still anxious but now I am in work mode. I have a strong feeling that tomorrow is going to be a totally different story. I wish I could say that surgery was an absolute guarantee, but there is a still a small chance that it could be cancelled for other emergencies. Please pray that surgery happens as planned.
Tomorrow is the day that we have been anxiously waiting for and dreading for the last 6 months.
Wish us luck!!!!
The X-Ray is the only thing he cried for. This is the 4th one he has had in his life and I cry right along with him. You'd think there would be a better way to get the picture of his chest.
talking to GG who is wishing him luck tomorrow.
This child fills my days with joy!!!
To quote my dear friend Dorienne ... "Literally bless his heart!"