Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good News

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?

1 comment:

  1. This is great news. Hopefully it is the start of a positive swing. Maybe all the pieces to the "Matthew" puzzle will start to fall into place. Have a great Thanksgiving and the perfect start to this holiday season.