Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Silas-Heart Catheterization

 Just arrived at John Hopkins 6:30am
 Hugs and cuddles while we waited.
 Waiting to get ready for the cath.  He was so patient!
 Getting ready-everything off!
 Always has a smile ; )
 Silas was given a little puppy and a blanket-he loved them.
 Last picture before they took him to the cath lab, where I kissed him to sleep.
 Waking up from the anesthesia.
 No smiles yet, but I was so eager to see him!
 Poor baby was tired and hungry, he was not allowed to eat or drink from 9pm Monday night until around 12 noon Tuesday.

Perking up from a red pop-sickle
Silas did not require a plug in his heart to close the hole, we were very thankful for this!  However, the hole in his heart will probably never close and the doctors found a "bulge" located in his heart, next to his hole.  The doctor said this was very rare, and there was nothing they could do to fix it.  It is very likely that Silas will be able to catch up to his heart (it is slightly enlarged) through his growth.  He will continue to be monitored yearly or as needed, probably less as he grows.  Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.  This Momma is tired, I only had 2 1/2 hours sleep last night  I am ready for a good nights rest, but so grateful everything went well.  Silas was a PERFECT patient, he didn't complain and never shed a tear-he was quite the little man ; )