Monday, May 10, 2010

The Plan

Talked to the docs, here is the plan:

Jacob will be released on Thursday. We will go to the Ronald McDonald House and stay through the weekend. We will meet with Dr. Swazst on Monday for a follow-up appointment and then we can go home!

There is nothing on the cath that makes them think he is high risk or needs to stay here. Everything looked good. The pulmanary vasculature looked good so the bloodflow to the lungs is good. There was a lot of blood moving through the shunt and the heart is large because of that which is normal for these kids. After his second surgery they remove the shunt and it will shrink back down. So the amount of bloodflow could be the reason for the fast breathing. If so it will get better after the second surgery. The other contributing factors is the restricted septum he had.

Either way the cath was very positive and its good to know that everything is functioning the way it should.

His heart squeeze was a little low, still normal but not as strong as they like. This will also get better after the second surgery but until then he is now on captopril which is a blood pressure medicine. They will watch it the next few days.

I will update more later but thank you for the continued prayers!


  1. Awesome news. I am so happy for you and your family.
    Stay well Jacob and Baker Family.

  2. Fantastic News!! Keep up the great work Jacob.