Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Things are going very very slowly. He has a lot of scar tissue from former surgeries (to be expected) and they are taking their time. His fragile little heart and chest have gone through too much for this to be a speedy procedure. Things are looking great, just slow. The anticipated 5 hours has grown and we are ready for a long day ahead of us. I was also informed that not only will today be a long one, because of the way he is, this recovery will be a long one also. I will be here no less than a month.

For those of you who don't know, he has a very very rare circumstance. The procedure itself isn't as rare however,as the way that they will have to construct it, will be very different than a normal Fontan Procedure. His primary cardiologist believes that though it will be a very slow recovery, it will be just that... a recovery. She is very confidant in not only the technicalities of this surgery, but the surgeon that she chose to perform it. Dr. Armsby {his primary cardiologist} is the best thing that has ever happened to us. She has taken a personal interest in Dominic and not only studies his case in, out and upside down, but also is so proud of him and parades him around the hospital so that everyone can meet him. She told me today that there is only so much she can do... and he more than meets her half way. His success is no more her victory than it is his.

I will get another update around 1 and hopefully I will have something exciting to tell you :)

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