Yesterday we went to Hamilton for a cardiologist appointment. They did an echo on Wysdom. The overall prognosis since his open heart surgery in May is positive. Initially they had mentioned that he may need a second surgery. Today they still think that it could be a possibility that he would need another surgery in couple of years or he could be just fine. Right now everything looks great and there is no fluid accumulation around the heart. This was a concern as I have cousin who died after OHS many years ago due to fluid around the heart. There is some mild leakage of the mitral valve on both sides, with the right side having a slight increase of leakage, just slightly over mild. So right now it is considered minimal and Wysdom is doing well. I am very happy that the appointment went well and that he is stable. Yah!!!!!!!!!
The meeting was very calm, but Blyss and Wysdom joined up together to make a lot of mess in the office. Blyss held a huge bottle of bubbles that they had in the cardiologist office. While holding the bottle( the size of a large soap bottle) Wysdom proceeded to stretch and kick the bottle out of her hand...so that the whole thing spilt on the floor. Life is never boring:)
So the next step is that we go back in 3 months(yes..fewer appointments) and then we will likely have a sedated echo in another 6-9 months. I am so relieved that he is doing well. They also took him off his last heart related medication(lasix). So he is now down to just 2 reflux meds.
It turned out that the woman doing the echo is a girl that I went to high school with. So it was nice for us to catch up and for her to do the echo. Wydom must have known...because this was the calmest that he has ever been for an echo. She even held him for quite a bit after the echo, so that was nice. On another note, today we met with the feeding team and had some big improvements too...but I will post about this later in the week.