Monday, June 05, 2006

Logan Update

Logan's blood oxygen reading this morning was in the low 60s, lower than the 75-85% range he needs to have right now.

It's possible he may need another surgery for a new shunt before the next major surgery. I hope something else can be done.

Other than being a little pale, which he's always been, he looks good. Other than being a little cranky yesterday, he's been acting good, too. I think he may even be working on smiling.

He's growing, and that may be part of the problem. As he grows, that shunt gets proportionally smaller, which is why the shunt is only a stopgap measure.

On a brighter note, his echocardiogram indicated that his left ventricle and pulmonary artery had both grown, which means that he might possibly be able to have a single surgery in which the aorta and pulmonary arteries are transposed to where they're supposed to be. We won't know for a while yet if that's in the cards.

5 Comments:

Blogger Matt, Christine, Elijah, Joseph & TBA said...

I'll be praying for Logan. What chd's does he have besides TGA?

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you dont know me, you probably never will. but know that im praying for him.

12:15 PM  
Blogger GoofyJ said...

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2:05 PM  
Blogger GoofyJ said...

My last comment didn't work . . but now it is saying that I deleted it. Weird! Blogger does some funny things from time to tome. :)
Anyway -

I found your site through the Walsh family. Our son was born last year with TGA. I would like to link to you in my heart links section and invite you by my blog when you are feeling up to it. My son's story is in my heart links section. We'll include your son in our prayers with the other CHD families we pray for.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Erin Monahan said...

Ah man, I'm sorry to hear that his sats have dropped that way. Our cardiologist told us that the sats being in the 60's wasn't the problem so much as the sudden drop was, hopefully they can do something via cath, rather than something invasive..

Your family will be in my thoughts.

~Erin

7:37 PM  

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