Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cleared to Go Home !!!

Our follow-up appointment was this afternoon. Chest X-ray, EKG, and pulse ox. Typical vitals and the all-important listen from Dr. Lang. He said Shane's lungs sound good--still a bit "juicy"--the diaphragm on his left side is still a bit elevated and somewhat stunned. Hopefully, over time that will correct; that causes some extra work on that side for breathing. No wheezing so we can back off on nebulizer treatments, no more steroids. Just continuing with the Lasix for fluid and baby aspirin. Shane still is not too energetic...that will come in time as swelling decreases and the effects of surgery wear off. I'll cut him some slack since he did have open heart surgery!

So Dr. Lang said, "What are you still doing here?"

Me: "Waiting on the ok to leave."

Dr. Lang: " Get the &$@# out of here! See you in 6-12 months."

As we were leaving the office, I told Shane that the doctor said we can go back home now. After a minute or two, he got a big grin on his face and did his happy dance. "...cited!" he said! so sweet...

******* Praising God for our great report!!*******

When we got back to the room I asked Shane to show me his "excited" face again...........



sorry about the shadows!



  1. Hallelujah!!! Exciting report. I'm so sorry I won't get to see you before we leave on Friday. If you need a little break on your way back home, feel free to drop in on us! You know we'd love to see you.

  2. That is WONDERFUL news! Rejoicing with you!

  3. yay!!!! We are so so happy that you all are heading home-- what a sweet smile, we just loved the "cited" face that Shane gave. We love you guys -- hope we can see you soon!

    Love you! Kayla and Phil

  4. YIPPEE!!!! Such WONDERFUL news!!!

    BTW, I love that last photo of his REALLY PINK lips!!!!!

    He looks amazing!!!! Prayers that your trip home is easy and that Shane finds his groove back easily once home. I know he will; no place like HOME!!!

    Prayers too for the fluid issue to clear on up and thankful the wheezing has subsided. He is a fighter and a cute and adorable one at that!