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.