Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tidbits about Ollie <3

Now that I have a little bit of sleep under my belt (not that I'm functioning any better, but just maybe my words won't be quite as jumbled together) I can finally explain what is going on with Ollie. On Tuesday, Ollie had open heart surgery to repair the Tetralogy of Fallot, vascular ring, and right-sided aortic arch. Ollie also has another heart defect known as Ebstein's anomaly, but they decided against doing any repairs to this defect. Since his surgery, Ollie has developed a condition known as heart block which requires a dual pacemaker in his case. Doctors have no explanation as to why Ollie has developed this condition, but are waiting to see if it is possible that his Ebstein's anomaly is playing a part in how his heart mechanically functions. As of right now it's a waiting game to see if his heart will decide to function it's rate and rhythm on its own. Periodically, the doctors have turned off the pacemaker to see how his heart is functioning and so far, it has resulted in flatlining. All we can do now is play the waiting for a few days and then make a new plan...as the surgeon stated, "frustrating". I warned him before surgery that Ollie loves to throw curveballs and to be prepared. The surgeon now knows what I was trying to warn him about. Ollie has been on an up and down roller coaster since surgery, but we are staying hopeful for his recovery. 

"Lord, I know not all prayers are answered, but many are, so I continue to petition you, for you are my hope. Amen"


1 comment:

  1. Prayers going Ollie's way, he is strong. God makes everything for a reason and he only knows why he is giving Ollie this test. Be strong.

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