Tuesday, March 31, 2009

impromtu trips to the cath lab

Well... the shoe has dropped. Luckily, we've been through worse, but I've just recieved a phone call from Dr D. Yale is going into the cath lab this Thursday. When they were in there last week they noticed high pressures in his left lung, and Dr C tried some dialation with little to no results. This is something we've known about ever since Yale's transplant. unforunately its gotten much worse. Sooooo, Yale is going to go for an MRI Thursday morning, than straight to cath lab afterwards. They are first going to see if some medicines can help to dialate the veins going to the heart, and increase the blood flow both to the lung and back from the lung to the heart. If not then they hope to be able to do some dialation and stenting. It was frightening when Dr Dipchande said that they were going to do all they could to salvage Yale's left lung, but if not, she has about 10 transplants that a living with one lung. Very frightening indeed, but we've been through so much, this is just another challenge for us.
So prayers are requested that the flow isn't totally compromised, and that Yale's lung can be slavaged.
I'll update as soon as we know.


Yale's Grandma said...

OMG! Well this a shock to me. I was really getting used to him doing so well but I know things will be all right.I'm going to be praying very hard for our miracle child and please call me when you get the results please. I love you both.


Jennifer said...

Good luck!! Lilia has a stent in her left lung..

will be thinking of you guys

Anonymous said...

Big prayers from all of us. Keep your spirits up Tanna. Hugs to you all. Deb

Drea said...

I am hoping that Yale recovers just like he has inthe past. He is a very strong little guy.
Tanna, can i add him to our blog page ( under heart friends )
let me know thanks...