Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Surgery! (micro-update pt. 3)
A cardiac intensivist just emerged to tell us that there do not appear to be signs of infection outside of Sam's heart (this is big news--an uncontrolled infection would spell disaster); also, the preliminary tests on the pieces of vegetation that have been removed appear negative so far. She also added that with the large amount of vegetation on Sam's aortic valve, she feels more confident that they made the right decision in undertaking this surgery.
The surgeons still have a long way to go--the vegetation outside his tricuspid still needs to be addressed, and of course, he still needs his entire Glenn procedure. But we have faith in the little man and are hoping for the best...after all, he is the tenacious Sam!
Thanks for all of your support!