Monday, November 12, 2007

Casey's heart procedure coming up on December 5th

This pic is from my cell phone, when he calls me, this is what I see... hee hee!!

Magoo and Casey ~ Casey all suited up.

My best boys.
I only have a handful of current pics of Casey, for whatever reason, he hates having his picture taken.


Well .... my oldest son, Casey will be having his catheter ablation procedure on Dec. 5th. Wow, that was fast, huh! We're kind of in shock that it's so soon.

We need to be at the hospital by 11 am, the procedure could take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours ~ depending on the severity of the defect. He has Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, or SVT for short.

I guess they go up thru his leg w/ a catheter and then they laser off a node on his ventricle that is causing the problem. This thickness or node is causing his heart to misfire. Apparently, once it's fixed... it's fixed, unless he has more than one node. There were a couple things that scared me, one of them being, he could eventually need a pacemaker, but that is only a 1 to 5% chance. I must admit, percentages don't mean much to me anymore.

He's pretty nervous. He's always been so healthy and has never been sick! The only thing Casey has ever had was a case of chicken pox and has had a mess of warts frozen off.

*big sigh*
Matthew has been sick since Friday.... YUUUUUKKKKKKK!!! We're pretty sure he picked up a nasty bug at his speech & feeding therapist office ... needless to say, we won't be taking him again until after RSV season is over. Dr. Jill was very understanding.
His lungs are very rattly and junky .... we started him on steroids, he'll be on that for 5 days.
That makes him a total crazy man ... I yi yi!!
We ended up taking him to the doctor Saturday afternoon, THANK GOD, we saved ourselves an ER trip for sure! He was put on a pretty powerful antibiotic, Zithromax for 5 days.
He has been GRUMMMPY and fussy... not sleeping very well either.
We try sooo hard to keep him protected ... but when you go to doctor offices ... not much you can do.

24 comments:

Queen of the Mayhem said...

He is just so stinking handsome!

I pray all will go well! Keep us posted!

carmachu said...

Good luck on the procedure!

hope all goes well.

RWA said...

I will be praying for you and Casey.

Chris H said...

The procedure your son is having is the exact same one the doctors here were going to do on our son Steve.. we were only days away from him having it when they realised it was not his heart that was the problem at all!!!! Close call! He has postural hypertension instead. I hope your son flies through his procedure just fine and does not need a pacemaker.

A Little Revolution said...

Good luck with both sons!

Kathy said...

He'll be fine...you'll be the nervous wreak!!
Oh my GOSH...he looks just like you! High cheek bones, the same mouth...put him in a dress and wig and you have a twin sister!!!
He's handsome...I wish my younger sister wasn't married already! Take care...and be strong and brave Terri...If you're not freaking out, neither will Casey!
Kathy

Jake, Amy and Luke said...

Love your blog Terri! You have two very handsome sons. Hope everything goes well w/Casey's procedure and Matthew starts feeling better soon. We'll get together when your boys are feeling better!

Merle Sneed said...

I wish the very best for all your guys, and of course for you too.

crabby old man said...

In East Texas you & family have this old man as a PRAYER warrior

Kate said...

sending many prayers and blessings your way. Your "best boys" are just too darn cute together! You are very blessed to be surrounded by such good men :)

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a good looking guy! I hope things go well for him and he continue on being the healthy one he's been for so long.

~JJ! said...

Oh Boys!

I'm thinking of you!

Daszzle said...

Hi, I was wondering if it would be ok for me to link you to my site :). I'll do it for now, but definitely let me know if you prefer I don't. The blog I'll be linking you to is: A Gift from the Heart.

Thanks!

Pendullum said...

Terri, Those are beautiful, beautiful boys you have there...
And you are one, hot momma!!!
I will be thinking of Casey and praying all of December 5th...
Strange, how we have met through the internet and yet all I can thinkof is sending only the best thoughts to you and your family... So many of us will be in that hospital with you... You are in our thoughts and prayers...

In_spired said...

Ter...Your 'best boys' are so handsome!

You know we'll be thinking of all of you through the holidays! Sorry that Matthew is under the weather.

Stay strong...love you!

g-man said...

Good luck on the procedure, and I hope Matthew gets to feeling better soon. And congrats on the walls :)

Grandma Sue said...

Well Terri, I'm trying out your blog also. I know I already told you how great it is - good job!

I didn't know Matthew was sick since Friday but hope he is doing better by now (Wednesday). I always pray for Matthew but will certainly add Casey to that. I'm sure he will be fine and you will both feel so much better once the procedure is done.

I need to make another trip soon.

Love to you, Michel,Casey & Matthew.

Grandma Sue

TUFFENUF said...

I had no idea that Casey also had a heart condition. God bless both of your boys; I hope all goes well - you are in my thoughts!

Meg-Dan-n-Eli said...

Sickness STINKS! I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this. This season has been bad so far. Steroids are nooo fun.

It's such a good thing that they found this heart issue with Casey now, before it turned into anything more serious. It will be good to get it done. He will do just fine and he'll be all fixed up afterwards.

SUGGS FAMILY said...

Wow Terri - that stinks! I hope it all goes well and they get it all with one cath. I hope Matthew is feeling better and that you guys don't catch it.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

We really had no idea either!
We found out a couple weeks ago..

What a shock, to say the least.

BottleBlonde said...

Casey is quite the hot boy, and he's very fortunate to have you as his mom! I'm praying for him.

That Matthew has gone through more trials in his little life than I have in my 28 years here. He's strong beyond belief! Praying for his speedy recovery!

Ann(ie) said...

He is one handsome dude, girly!! Thinking of you, love.

Mary Fran said...

Hey Terri, I've been absent from the blogger world lately and I just read your post. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Casey. Hope Matthew is feeling better as well.