It was a long day. We started at 9am and didnt leave the hospital until 1200ish today. Todd and the girls just got here and I got to get a shower.
Low down on what went on.....lets see. They took Tucker back about 1030, MRI was done first, then echocardiogram then the heart cath. They finished about 600pm. Tucker did great. He was awake when I got back to recovery and he held on to my neck for dear life. The rest of the night I was stuck in his crib with him, making sure he laid flat for 6 hours. We had some apple juice and dozed in and out with tylenol on board. They had to, while in doing the cath, put in what they call coils....this is something they do to stop blood from flowing from one place to the other that should not be flowing. Like a river and a beaver making a dam. He had, hold your breathe, 14 of them!!! So we are to watch very closely the groin sites that they used for the access and for fever that might come from the coils being placed. Amazing, they did the coils through the cath, through the veins.... AMAZING stuff.
SO, I didnt get to see anyone last night about results and am still a little fuzzy yet today on what the plan is. Del Nido was called into emergency surgery last night so he didnt look at Tuckers case at all...and today he is in surgery so we are to be back at the hospital to meet him at 3pm. His collegue came in and talked to me about the results and said that she is pretty sure the bi vent repair will be done but Tuckers anatomy is a little different in the fact that his something flows into the right side instead of the left or maybe it was visa versa...(the recorder isnt working the way it should and I was just waiting to hear the YES...perfect fit, best option....stuff and didnt really get that.) Again, Del Nido is the MAN...the one with the answers. We are scheduled as first case tomorrow but since Del Nido was in surgery yesterday, emergency, some of the cases were canceld and might put us back to Friday for surgery. They are thinking since we are out of towners that they will do us as scheduled and reschedule those in towners for another day....
SOOO...i will post again tonight after we meet Del nido and get all the ins and outs of what to expect and what can be and will be done.
I am taking my cell phone charger with me to the hospital this time, so i can charge it anytime. (and Kim told me to do that and I spaced it off..) Learned the hard way.
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