Wednesday, December 5, 2007

No repair on the ticker

Thursday: We will speak with the doctor/surgeon tomorrow.

2:30 am update: Casey is just now getting home. He's very disappointed that it's not fixed. He said he got sick after waking up from the anesthesia; that sounds typical. He will come over for Taco Salad tomorrow night.

9:19 pm update: *sad face* They aren't doing anything tonight to repair the heart. *big sigh* They need to do further testing ... as to rule out a couple other things before they go slicing off a piece of his heart. Great.

So, it sounds to me that he ended up having a routine heart cath tonight.

8:51 pm update: I am so anxious, I keep eating Cheeto's and honey baked ham.

I am worrying that the equipment will malfunction again while they are using it, or somthing will go wrong. I am of course, feeling guilty that I am not there... but I simply can't have Matthew at the hospital during RSV season and I can't leave him w/ anyone at night b/c of the overnight feeds. I am grateful that my sister is there. She used to work in cardiology so she knows the drill, and Casey loves her to death.

8:24 pm update: My sister just called, they just came back out to say they had tech support on the phone, they are working on getting it back up and they will try to proceed. Thank God Kim is there.


After spending two hours in the cath lab ...
the equipment malfunctioned ... the heat source wouldn't work.

They were unable to repair ~ he'll have to wait until the end of January.

I want to throw up.

He will be in recovery for 5 hours. I feel awful for him.

10 comments:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a horrible torn feeling. I am sorry you can't be there with him.

Chris H said...

I am gobsmacked!!! This is just like the hospitals here mate, useless!!!!!

Chris H said...

Hang in there sweetie, he will be fine .... if a bit brassed off when he realises it was all for nothing today! Grrrr! And step away from the food, it will not help! It will only make you feel ill and cross with yourself. I know it's hard right now, but you have been through much worse than this and come out smiling chick! It will seem a small thing in the grand scheme of things soon enough, trust me!

In_spired said...

Ter...

chris h is right. Look at what you've already been through!! Stay strong and keep the faith...

~JJ! said...

Hugs girl.
I love those pictures of you and Casey in the bed...so funny...and he's always smiling...

I'm thinking of you both today.

furiousBall said...

prayers for you and casey

RWA said...

Good grief. That is awful news.

There is no other place to get it done before January?

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

The problem now seems to be that we don't know what the real problem is ??????????

We need to do further heart studies.... electronic impulse studies or something like that..

At this point...we don't know what is really wrong.

I feel like throwing up ~
I am actually really upset over all this. I feel more scared now than before.
I have to keep telling myself that it's going to be fine and it's going to work out.

Dan said...

Gosh Terri, you are going through so much right now. And I'm also so very sorry for your son.

Please be gentle with yourself during this time. Pamper yourself in some way. Is that possible? You really deserve it Hon.

{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}

Bubblewench said...

I'm really sorry to hear this! I will say a prayer for him & your family!