Thursday, May 24, 2012
I got a call from SLCH today saying that next week's cath schedule looks crazy busy so they want him in tomorrow! We leave at 5:30 and he's Dr. Balzer's first case. We feel so blessed that we were able to get Dr. Balzer after all, and some of our anxiety is relieved knowing that the same doctor who has done his other caths in St. Louis will again be the one doing it. They told us to plan on being admitted Friday night, but we're hoping it will just be a diagnostic cath and that we'll be discharged by dinner time. We'll update tomorrow during/after the procedure. Goodness knows we'll have plenty of time while he has to lay flat for six hours afterward! Pray for him to remain calm. When I tried talking to him about this coming up he started getting all panicky about the mask again. He is deathly afraid of having tubes or anything near his mouth. I think subconsciously he remembers things from infancy and that period of time when his oral aversion was so bad.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 2:05 PM