Saturday, May 2, 2009

Just an update!

So Yale had clinic in Toronto on thursday April 30th. it was uneventful as usual (its a new usual, but one I'm getting used to) But I just wanted to clarify for everyone about Yale's lung issues. as previously stated, his left lung has basically no blood flow to it. This was clarified that the lung is actually being perfused and can grow as Yale does, but he doesn't get oxygen from its use. The main worry was with 90 of the blood flow going to his right lung, that it would be straining the right side of the heart. Thats what they went into the cath lab looking at. They found the pressures to be well in the range of what they would consider normal. These pressures will be checked continually during biopsies, however, if he his capable to handle the unbalanced flow already, he will only get more and more used to it. Dr K said basically this will have no effect on Yale or his development, unless he has hopes of being a professional athlete, to which dad replied, "you don't need great lungs to be a great golfer!"

So thats our little update. Funny how it has a good spin on it? I think thats how things might be from now on. Well I can only hope!


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear this news - and thanks to you for keeping us up to date!

Heather said...

hooray for good news from cardio!!!! :)