Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Back to Boston!

Originally Shane was scheduled for a routine heart Cath on February 1st but a cold caused us to reschedule. So we arrived in Boston Monday and had out PreOp yesterday at 7:30 am. e still has a lingering cough but we trust the team that said Shane was clear to have his Cath.

They will do a thorough check as this is the first Cath since Shane's repair, look at the functioning of connections and the valve they put in, check heart pressures in all chambers, dilate the pulmonary arteries and look at how this affects the VSD patch. Could take anywhere from 1- 4 hours depending. From here the doctors can better gauge Shane's future treatment . Of course they give you the good, bad and ugly about the procedure, as always. We know Who held Shane's heart as it was formed and He holds it still! Prayers appreciated... For me too as I'm trying to fight off a cold! Thank you!!

We arrived at 7 am this morning! Yay, we were first on the board. Shane got a dose of "happy juice" at 7:30 and was wheeled back at 8 am. Got one update and from the Lab that he is doing great! Another expected in an hour.

Here is a picture from Monday after a plane trip and 3 train rides! Shane crashed on the way back from Trader Joes!


"As for God, his way is perfect:

The Lord’s word is flawless;

he shields all who take refuge in him.

For who is God besides the Lord?

And who is the Rock except our God?

It is God who arms me with strength

and keeps my way secure."

Psalm 18:30-32