Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September 26th


The catheter was removed from Jack's stomach tonight. It was draining the fluid off his belly but it had slowed down enough that they thought it a larger risk for infection than useful for removing excess fluid. It has been very infrequent that Jack hasn't received an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of his heart. Today's echo showed good heart function although his triscupid valve continues to have moderate regurgitation. Dr. Hawkins feels that when the vascular ring is corrected the pressure will decrease enough that the valve problem will be less of an issue. Waiting for the swelling to go down is a slow process but it appears as though things are going in the right direction. We are always excited for Wednesday because everyone in the hospital gets to play bingo, and better yet, everyone wins a prize. (even if you're too little to play) This week Jack prize was teddy bear with a green bow.

4 comments:

Roger said...

Sir Jack can play my hand at bingo anytime -- he's a winner. So happy for your progress.

wright family said...

We are glad to hear about Jack having good heart function - and that he has one less thing in his body... He looks really good, like he is gaining weight and getting stronger by the day. Thanks for the updates - we will continue to pray for Jack. The Wrights

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The Gooches said...

we all love to hear good updates! he is so sweet. i wish i could kiss his little face! hope you are holding up alright! we miss you at nights!!