Saturday, May 30, 2009

Surgery bumped to June 29!

I'm still not sure I get why they did this, but we've been bumped to June 29 for surgery.  It had something to do with booking the OR.  Still all three in the same day, just earlier than originally planned.  Actually, I'm glad we're doing it sooner--always nice to get this stuff over sooner rather than later!  God is good...


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Pics 09

Pouty face while eating:  A Liam Classic Face!

Planting flowers with Mom

Spring 09 Pics

Easter Bunny Cake 09
Easter Morning 09
Such a cute smile!
Future Little Hoosier

Our Little Hoosier Man!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Surgery date is...

July 20, pending the docs being able to reserve a second OR to assist with "flow" between surgeries, whatever that means. Sounds like a bunch of pampered docs to me! First up is ears, then eyes, then circumcision. All outpatient, so he'll come home yet that day, provided all goes as expected.

In Christ,
Bill and Lisa

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doc appointments

Liam's doctor appointments last Wednesday went very well!

We were pleased that his skull surgeon cleared him from wearing another helmet for the next six months and remain optimistic that he won't ever need to wear another one! He was also cleared to sleep in his crib rather than in his car seat, a precaution that was being taken to ensure his skull continued to heal properly post-surgery.

His heart surgeon cleared him for the upcoming surgeries and did an echo, an EKG, and got pressures in both arms and legs. His pressures looked great, as did his echo. Dr. Liske said his EKG looked like an EKG of a normal child his age (!!!). His echo revealed that the ASD has closed (the ASD is the hole in his heart). The coarc repair continues to hold steady and his heart is growing normally. They will continue to monitor the bicuspid aortic valve and an area on the left side of his heart that continues to measure a little smaller than normal and has a ridge where one shouldn't be. So, all looks great!

Still no surgery date, so I guess we'll have to prompt somebody this week to get things moving. I will certainly keep you posted with a date as soon as I have one!

If I could draw your attention to one of the blogs on the right side of the page: Gavin has HLHS and had his third open heart surgery on April 22 to convert his heart to a two-chamber heart. Initially he was doing really well but suffered a set-back over the weekend. Please pray that he continues to recover and pray for strength for his family. They have encountered some unusual obstacles in that they traveled to California for the surgery so they are away from some of their usual support people in their lives. Additionally, the hospital they are in locked down at one point last week due to the Swine Flu epidemic. Gavin's mother was locked in Gavin's room and his father was locked out of the room. It has been a very difficult time for the entire family and though they are holding up well, I know they need all the prayers that you can offer up to God.

In Christ,

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." - Psalm 91:1