Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A New Day
It was a very late night yesterday. They finally got Brody back to his room about 1:30 Am, and we were able to go see him. He looked very good considering what he had just been through. It turns out there was a third pathway that was found, and had to burn it also. It was right next to the Av node so they didn't burn it all the way through for fear that it might put him into AV block (which would them require the, to insert a pacemaker). So far Brody has stayed clear of SVT since the surgery, and they are planning on taking him off ECMO this afternoon. When the doctor came to talk to us after the surgery he told us that this case is something that his buddies at Boston Children's hospital would never believe. I didn't really understand why it was such a rare case he just said something about for his age...there were parts there causing problems that you only see in older kids. Last night Doug and I realized how amazing all the physicians are at Children's. Everyone of them that he has seen has saved his life. I could never imagine having him at any other place. It is the most amazing facility for both support of our family, and medically for our son. They are discussing the time that they will take him to remove him from the machine , but it should be later this afternoon.