Tuesday, September 1, 2009

We Made It!

In more ways than one, we made it. We made it to Duke, on time, EARLY yesterday morning. Ethan made it through the heart cath. We made it through another night in an itty bitty hospital room. Ethan made a purple hospital gown look good:


And, most importantly, we made it home (all within 30 hours, might I add...)

Overall, the procedure was a huge success. Ethan's cold had cleared up significantly, and everyone was pleased with his condition this time around. The folks in the cath lab were able to get all the necessary information (and then some), and they even attempted to intervene. Unfortunately, the intervention (ballooning open the artery) didn't work as we had hoped. This, paired with the current state of Ethan's heart, has landed us a spot in the OR in the next few weeks.

I can't say that I'm shocked, but I am a little surprised. We all knew it was coming; I just don't think anyone was expecting it to be this soon. I was totally hopeful and encouraged when we got word they were trying the balloon. I just assumed it would work, so to find out that it didn't came as a bit of a blow. BUT, we also know that surgery will give Ethan the best outcome; and, whereas surgery isn't necessarily ideal, the situation is about as good as it can be. The pictures they got yesterday will give Ethan's surgeon all the info he needs to go in and correct what needs to be corrected. And that's it. Although it is open heart surgery, it shouldn't be nearly as complicated as the first one.

So, over these next few weeks, think good thoughts, cross your fingers and toes, and pray fervently on Ethan's behalf! We need him to stay healthy, and Jeramie and I need to prepare our hearts and minds for something that seems so dreadful, yet way too familiar.

8 comments:

Kim Smith said...

As always, we're praying for you guys and especially little E-Man. :)

Dana Enzor said...

So good to see you guys yesterday! We will be praying for the Tri Mulli ! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear he made it through ok. God is Good. Will be praying for Ethan in the coming weeks as well as you guys. Hugs and kisses.
Love you.

Anonymous said...

By the way, it's me your cousin Sharon that left the last message.

Amanda said...

I'm glad things went as planned, but shock to hear about open heart again. We will summon the troops to be ready! Prayers comin your way. Love you guys

Granma B said...

As I said before. Pray without ceasing. There is never an end. See you Friday! Granda B

Anonymous said...

Ethan is so awesome, he did great on Monday, he is such a trooper.

My prayer is he will come through the surgery in flying colors with a quick recovery so he can get right back to doing all those cute little baby things that he does so well!!

Love Grandma A.

Amy said...

Hang in there. You have so many people praying for you. He is so strong, I know he will get through this just fine. I can't believe he has teeth already! What a precious, big boy.

-Amy Mattingly

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