Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

Jaden had his cardiology appointment last Wednesday. The appointment took a little over 3 hours. Luckily Steph T. was taking care of Ethan and Adina picked Ashley up from school. His echo looked really good and his chest xrays came out good as well. His lab work had no signs of any problems in it and Jaden over all looked really good to Chip. His sats have been in the low 70's for a few weeks now so that seems to be where his "now" normal is at.

Chip said he would like to have the surgery in October. He put in a request for the first week since he will be at the U of M that week. I have not yet heard from scheduling so do not know when it will be. It will come up in a blink of the eye. I am trying to find a nanny or someone who can help with the kids pretty much full time while I am gone and for a little while when I get back as we have to be very, very careful with how we handle Jaden for 6 weeks after the surgery. This is going to be hard but dad and Mattie have already looked into some options and we have found a few possibles.

Please keep us all in your prayers as we prepare for this next step. It has already been difficult just thinking about it. The surgery is supposed to be a lot easier this time around but we are also a lot more attached to Jaden. They say on average the babies get out of the hospital 10-14 days after this surgery. We will see how quick Jaden wants to run out of there. We will pray for no complications and a quick recovery so we can get out of there fast. We will stay at the Ronald McDonald house again. And of course visitors are welcome. For those of you who have just started reading the blog, you can go into the archives on the right of the screen and there are many different sites that I and/or others have posted which gives out great info on Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome. There are also many pictures, slide shows and a montage that you can look at.

Above is a slide show of "Pampered Cheeks" first photo shoot. This is Steph T.'s new business and all of the babies are babies that are sporting her awesome diapers or whose mom's have been taught by Steph how to make them. It was a lot of fun and Angela who took the pictures on the slide of our family pictures took the cute pampered babies butts pictures. Hope you enjoy these fun pictures.

We will let you know as soon as we know when the next surgery is scheduled.

Love, Steph

6 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow! I can't believe it is time for surgery #2! That is great that all of his tests came back so good! He is a strong little guy. I hope they can get the surgery scheduled soon so you can get planning. It would be nice for you to have a target date to get rolling. I'm glad that your dad and Mattie have been helping to get things sorted out. That has to be a tremendous help!
As always, thanks for keeping all of us posted! I check in often but am not always good about writing. I think of all of you often. I will pray for a "complication free" stay for Jaden!!
Take care!
Luv, Stacy

Krista said...

Hi Steph,
What great news that he looks so well. The pictures are beautiful! There is nothing cuter than a bunch of little babies.
We pray for you often and hope that all goes well with the surgery. It is hard to believe that it is time for the second surgery. He is such a little trooper!
Best of luck with finding somebody to help you out at home. It is hard to find people to trust with your kids for a long period of time. Somebody that you don't always worry about but it wounds like you have lots of help and are heading in the right direction. Just remember to accept the help as it is offered so you and Sal get the rest that you need too.
I also check the blog almost every day to see how things are going and love the pictures and the updates.
Have a great week!
Love,
Krista

Steph and Mitch T said...

Man, those are some cute diapers! I mean babies! LOL...

We are always praying for you. Remember that now that I don't have daycare, I am more available to do some running for you. I would feel bad if you didn't ask me to...*wink, wink.* =)

Love ya,
Steph T

Kristin said...

Steph,

Thanks for the congrats :)

I'm so glad that things are progressing as they should with Jaden, and of course will be praying for this upcoming surgery.

If I were feeling better I'd offer more help, but for right now I think I've got about all I can handle! Hopefully in a couple weeks I'll be feeling better :) I'll let you know! Also, I'm always here with a listening ear :)

~kjl

Kristin said...

Steph,

Thanks for the congrats :)

I'm so glad that things are progressing as they should with Jaden, and of course will be praying for this upcoming surgery.

If I were feeling better I'd offer more help, but for right now I think I've got about all I can handle! Hopefully in a couple weeks I'll be feeling better :) I'll let you know! Also, I'm always here with a listening ear :)

~kjl

Kristin said...

Steph,

Thanks for the congrats :)

I'm so glad that things are progressing as they should with Jaden, and of course will be praying for this upcoming surgery.

If I were feeling better I'd offer more help, but for right now I think I've got about all I can handle! Hopefully in a couple weeks I'll be feeling better :) I'll let you know! Also, I'm always here with a listening ear :)

~kjl