Thursday, August 25, 2011

Y'All Done Good!

Your prayers have definitely been heard and answered in a BIG way! The 'lil snotwad got excellent test results today. Not just good, but Excellent (yes, that is Excellent with a capital "E"). Will did very well with his sedated echo today and the results were far better than we expected. His aorta measured 5 and his blood pressure gradient was 35. The last test showed an aorta measurement of 2.5 and a gradient of 50. (10 is a normal aorta measurement at this age and you want the blood pressure gradient to be lower) The Doctor said the sedated test is the accurate test and we can basically throw out the previous test. During the previous test, Will was very wiggly and giggly which can cause inaccurate test results. That is why the cardiologist wanted a sedated test to verify if the previous numbers were correct. And, thankfully, they were NOT! The cardiologist in Kalamazoo is very happy with the test results and told Connie and Al that she doesn't need to see Will again for 4 to 6 weeks. And if the next visit is as good as this one, they can go even longer between visits. The cardiologist assured Connie and Al that Will's current condition is stable and he is not at risk of having a sudden re-narrowing of his aorta. If it does re-narrow, it will occur slowly over time and she will be able to detect that through regular monitoring. So, all in all, it has been a very good week. Will has gotten a clean bill of health from all his Doctors and can just get back to being a normal little baby guy. (well, not so little. He's clocking in at over 20 lbs.) Thanks so much for your prayers. The 'lil man was cleared for take-off as he will be going on his first plane trip very soon! He'll be sportin' cowboy boots and a Stetson in no time!

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