Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Home again--early!

Well Brandt continues to keep us hopping by exceeding expectations...almost as soon as I had completed my update regarding what they hoped to accomplish with the heart cath, one of the nurses showed up in the waiting room. They had told us they would page us once Brandt was awake, but she had already gone down to another floor where I'd had to store milk for Brandt. She asked us to hurry and come help her know how to warm the milk because he came back from the procedure already awake and wanted nothing to do with the pedialyte they'd offered him...that's our boy!

We had the best news possible as they found the pressures in his arteries to be very low, which means he's ready for the increased pressures from surgery number two. Also the arteries and shunt all continue to have a clear flow, which the cardiologist performing the cath indicated will contribute to a smooth Glenn procedure as well. So this is another hurdle we are through, and just praising God for continuing to heal this sweet boy.

They kept him for observation 'til around 3:30, and the biggest challenge was keeping him still for two hours to prevent bleeding. He finally slept a little and ate a little, but was really exhausted and slept for 12 hours once we got him back to the house where we were staying in Charleston. We had prepared to spend a couple days there just in case he had to be admitted, but after getting together with some dear friends for lunch on Friday, we headed home and are happy to be back with our whole family. Next stop...surgery #2!


  1. So glad to hear that things are going well!

  2. I am so happy that everything went so great with Brandts heart cath. Mason is scheduled for his heart cath on Dec 7th. I hope our goes as well. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.