Friday, January 30, 2009

Results of Nathan's Sedated Echocardiogram

It was a long and disappointing day, so I will keep this brief. I need to go to bed.

Nathan's Sedated Echo showed his levels were indeed critical. Today's appointment not only confirmed the 70-80 readings of 2 weeks ago - but while sedated Nathan had peak gradients of 110 mmhg. Yes, 110, that was not a typo folks.

Nathans' pediatric cardiologist will be having a consult with 2 surgeons this coming week and we will be scheduling him for a valvuloplasty in the next 2-3 weeks, as soon as we can get in. (not positive where this will take place yet - depends on the consulting Dr recommendation and if the surgeon agrees Nathan can have the balloon valvuloplasty and not the scalpel valvuloplasty)