Today was Matthew's appointment with his original cardologist. After reviewing the xray & doing a quick echo, he gave us the good news.
-Matthew's heart is 2/3 the size it was before the PDA fix, meaning that it is healing.
-The PDA has completely been blocked off, no residual shunting.
-The Left Ventricle Hypertrophy is likely caused by the months Matthew's heart was over worked, not a seperate issue (not cardiomyopothy).
-It may take a few months for Matthew's heart to fully recover & get to full strength.
-Matthew is okayed for his next surgery & is approved for air travel.
This is all very good news! We'll follow up with him in 3 months. Happy as we are, now we are left asking-- if not his heart, what is causing Matthew's eating issues? enlarged spleen? discoloring of his legs? Where is the real life Dr. House when we need him?