Owain had his cath procedure today

Things went really well!

His heart looks good & he is a good candidate for the next surgery, but we are not in a rush, rush position any more. His doctor said that we might even be able to put off the next surgery until closer to the end of September instead of at the very beginning. He only got a few pokes where they put in the cath & didn’t do any incisions this time & and will recover pretty quickly. He was really mad for a while after the procedure, but after a few hours of good sleep he is back to being a happy little guy.

One thing that I didn’t realize before is that he has an extra vessel that comes down from his head. His next procedure is the Glenn procedure, where they send the blood from his head directly into his main artery that goes into his lungs…he has two vessels so each vessel will go directly into a lung. The Glenn is normally one vessel that goes directly into the main artery that goes to the lungs. It means that the surgery will take much longer, because they are doing the procedure twice. It also means that the blood will be less likely to back up, because his blood does not go to his heart to be pumped into his lungs…(he does not have that valve) Gravity will just send the blood down from his head & into his lungs.

Anyways, that is just the quick story, I have to find out some more information on it so that I can better explain it. For now you will just have to enjoy this picture of Owain 😉 He was so busy watching the Olympics that he wouldn’t look at me.

Thanks for all the prayers sent to him, he was truely watched over. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

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