Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sorry for the late update, by the time we could get back we had to have some sleep. It was a long couple of days for us. But we are very relieved to have a new heart. Dr. Kaza came and showed us Masons heart that was keeping my lil man alive. I cannot believe how sick Mason really was. We learned all about his heart and what kind of complications he was having. His little heart was badly diseased from the inside out. Was 2 times larger than a normal heart due to extensive swelling from continues over use. Dr. Kaza was astonished to see his little heart last as long as it did. His B-T shunt was supposed to only work for 4 months. We got 8 months to the day, and we feel extremely blessed. Mason is in PICU and is recovering wonderful. I was amazed to see him with so much color. All the blue was gone from his fingers and toes and face. He is Beautiful! We expected Mason to be fully sedated for a couple days but to our surprise as soon as they let us go in, two hours after surgery, how quickly he was opening his little eyes.
When they pulled Mason from the heart lung machine they said that the new heart picked right up. It was as if God turned on a switch. There were no problems or foreseeable issues that they were aware of. The first 12-24 hours are the most critical hours. But so far he is doing wonderful.
Here is a picture of Masons old heart. Feel free to double click on photo to enlarge.