Friday, August 26, 2011

catching up... restorations went well..filled 3 cavities and put on one cap.  Ethan did great and was a always.  On May 26 Ethan had another heart cath.  Dr. Ing was able to balloon his existing stent to 10mm which is fabulous!  Ethan's o2 continues to be in the upper 70's so that is landing us deep in the heart of Fontan-ville.  September 12 is his next heart check up in Houston.  Full workup including echo that morning...then we're off to a surgery consult with Dr. Fraser that afternoon.  HOpefully we will have a surgery date when we leave the hospital.  I am ready to have this over with.  But I don't want it to come too soon because heart surgery always carries the risk that when you hand your baby to the anasthesiologist it will be the last time you see him. 

Ethan's third birthday was a success and I'm sorry I don't have any pictures uploaded!  We reserved a pavillion at the splash pad at one of the local parks and invited Ethan's friends from church that he doesn't get to know too well because he is on germ lockdown so much.  We were very grateful to have all of them with us that day to celebrate another year of Ethan's life.

Right now we are just trying to keep Ethan healthy.  We know that he will get bumped for surgery if he has any kind of respiratory issues within 6 weeks of surgery.  They want his lungs nice and clear and the pressures low so they can get him off the vent as soon as surgery is over. 

On a non-Ethan note, we are closing on a house this week.  It has been a long time coming and I can't tell you how many prayers are being answered right now.  We put a new house on hold four years ago so we could handle Ethan's medical care.  We are a family of 7 living in 917 square feet, with one bathroom...and most importantly, no dishwasher...the new house is  2400 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a dishwasher..and miraculously in our budget!  I am so grateful for this blessing.  As always keep us in your prayers.  We need a healthy Ethan this Fall and Winter...