Friday, February 19, 2010
Gus, an eight year old local heart friend underwent an attempt to repair his mitral valve today (like what Connie had this past August) and is having serious complications. Here is what his dad posted on his carepage a little bit ago. "Shortly after his surgery his heart rate became unstable and could not be stabilized on its own. The surgery team had to install a left ventricle assist (pump) which is outside of his body to support the blood flow thru the aorta. He will remain sedated for an undetermined amount of time, guesstimates rage 3-5 days, while his heart and body can heal from surgery. The hope and expectation is that the left ventricle function will improve. Many issues are on the table for Gus and we all know he is a fighter. With the grace of God and the support of the medical staff we will have to wait out the immediate future and pray for his recovery." Please storm heaven on this boy's behalf. We have all witnessed the power of prayer!
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 8:57 PM
We got good news today! Conway had a six month follow up appointment with the eye doctor. At his last appointment they said that his far sightedness had worsened and if it continued to do so that he would either need to wear the glasses full time (which we didn't have much luck with before) or have eye surgery. We were pleasantly surprised today to find out that they are very impressed with his eyes. He's showing no signs of lazy eye or crossed eyes, which is common with extreme far sightedness. After a few tests they sent us on our way and said to come back for another check in September! He didn't even have to have his eyes dilated! They just kept saying how good things looked and at this time we can possibly even expect that his far sightedness could improve on it's own over time! Woohoo!
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 10:01 AM