Thanks for all the funny and helpful comments about Rudy’s foot…we watched Toe-cephus carefully all weekend and got Rudy in to see the pediatrician yesterday. As we suspected, it appeared to Dr. Abbott Sr. to be a pressure wound from the IV wrap. He didn’t suspect it was infected but took a culture sample just to make sure. It looks ugly but it’s on the mend.
We saw Dr. Harake today for a follow-up to the cath. He did an echo and we discussed Dr. Dan’s notes from the cath lab. Dr. Harake explained again that there are several variables that all need to show improvement before Rudy would be considered for the Glenn…variables that include pulmonary pressures, ventricle function, lung ventilation, etc. Although all the variables are not yet aligned, we are slowly seeing improvement in most of them so our patience is paying off. One thing that is for sure in the meantime is the need to coil as many of the remaining collateral veins as is possible. We’ll give Rudy time to recuperate from this procedure but Dr. Harake feels we should get the next cath on the calendar within the next several months for a marathon collateral coiling. He also feels that now that the Sano Shunt is opened up, there isn’t the need to stent the aorta at this time. There is greater risk in stenting the aorta than not at this point so we’ll wait.
So, with it being spring break here, we’ll rest up and lay low the rest of this week. Oma and Opa left yesterday and the big kids are off in all different directions having fun so Rudy is a little lonely. Luckily Grandma Jo is next on the list to visit us next week so he’ll soon have the undivided attention of a grandparent again. Ha Ha
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. We’re still feeling scattered but grateful. Happy Spring Everybody!!!