Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Heart day!

Today is Jaxsons heart-iversary! He has actually had 3 heart surgeries, but the one on July 18th was supposed to be his full repair, and the one that finally got him well enough to come off the ventilator and come home. I can't believe its been 6 years since he's had a heart surgery! Wow! He still has a VSD, that after 6 years still hasn't closed. Since I'm not happy with my cardiologist here, I'm excited to see what are new cardiologist says. The VSD hasn't caused too much problems because his pulmonary pressures have been so high, that the VSD hasn't been able to shunt blood the wrong way. The PH pressures are pushing it back.
And since I can't find my pics I loaded from his heart surgery (they were pre-digital camera) I'm just going to link you to the post last year, which actually shows his last two heart surgeries. I look at those pictures and can't believe how sick he was. He was so puffy, and from being on the vent for so long, he had the horrible smoker cough, and that pitiful cry that had no sound because of paralyzed vocal cords.

Tomorrow my warrior will once again go under the knife.

Ok, that was a little dramatic! He is not actually going under the knife, but under anesthesia again. He is having some dental work done. I hate that we have to put him under for that, but no other surgeon will piggyback dental work, because of the bacteria dental stuff puts into your blood. It should be a same day thing. I always say should with Jaxson, just so I don't jinx myself. So your prayers are once again appreciated.
It has to be same day, because I have to go to the airport in the afternoon to pick up my sister and nieces from the airport!
They are coming from Oklahoma, and I haven't even seen my littlest niece yet, so I'm super excited!!

9 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Emily has to be under general anesthesia for dental cleanings and such too. I hope he does fine!

stephanie said...

well I'm glad you have some wonderful visitors coming!! That should be fun. So behave Jax!!!! No added drama!!!
Hugs and happy heart day big boy!!

Shelly Turpin said...

good luck tomorrow!

Kristin said...

Happy Heart Day!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Heart day anniversaries are huge ... I call it Zoey's second birthday.It was truly a re-birth.

Sending love to the little guy.

Scrappy quilter said...

Hoping all goes well with Jax's surgery. Have fun with your sister and nieces. Hugs

My name is Sarah said...

Happy Heart Day little Man!!!

Michelle said...

happy heart day to Jax! Praying all goes well with the dental procedure!

Melissa said...

Happy Heart Day!!