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!


  1. Every piece of good news is a step in the right direction.
    xoxo Anna

  2. Praise be to God!! I am so very thankful to hear that all is well! Sam's fighting spirit and joy despite his circumstances makes me a better mom, wife and person every day that I read about him.
    -Kendall in Oklahoma

  3. Sounds like things are progressing nicely. Still keeping fingers and toes crossed all turns out well.

  4. Thank you for keeping us updated on all the steps of his surgery. I am very hopeful!

  5. Still praying but glad to hear handsome Sam is doing well thus far!

    Sarah D

  6. God, this guy is a real trooper! I just love that fighting spirit. We are all praying for you, Sam--hang in there! And let's hope that wayward vegetation has found its way out of his body. Pam