"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dr. Bove Agrees

Well, Dr. Bromberg was at SLCH on Weds for conference and he picked up all of Connie's records from his cath and other labs. He forwarded them on to Michigan for Dr. Bove's review. On Thursday, he got a note from Dr. Bove that he agreed that it was time to replace the conduit. How's that for fast?! Soon, we should be hearing from someone in scheduling at Mott and then we'll go from there. Greg was able to find an Ann Arbor hotel that was willing to barter some of his goodie boxes for a room. They even have 24 hour shuttle service to the hospital and are only three miles away! What a blessing that we don't have to worry about that huge added expense.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Congenital Heart Night at Busch Stadium

Connie was able to get in two naps Saturday before game time so he was ready to go! Unfortunately, the weather was very warm and our seats were directly in the late-day sun. He spent a few innings out near the concession stand in the shade, but after that was happy to be in the seats and clapping and participating. We sat right next to several heart friends including Averi, Maggie and Abbie Lynn. Averi and Maggie will be attending Camp Rhythm with Connie this summer and Averi will also be having open heart surgery very soon to replace her homograft. I'm so grateful that we have met so many wonderful families on this journey and that he'll grow up knowing he's not the only one battling this disease.
The game was rather boring, as the Cards were shut out 4-0 by the Phillies. The highlight of the evening was definitely getting to talk to Dr. Bromberg, his cardiologist. He was seated a few sections away with some other members of his office staff. We joked about how the echo technicians all draw straws when Connie is in the office because his anatomy is so challenging to view and measure.
I just love this one. It shows so clearly what a connection Dr. Bromberg has with our boy. Some doctors just talk to the parents. He always asks Connie questions and has fun with him. It's no wonder why he's Connie's favorite and why Connie has named Mercy Hospital, "Dr. Bromberg's Hospital."
Our next step, according to Dr. Bromberg, is to call his office tomorrow (Tues.) to confirm the receipt of his cath information from Friday and that they forward it on to Michigan for Dr. Bove's review. Then we wait to hear. Please pray that his surgery date will be soon, so that he has time to heal enough to still go to heart camp and that by the time school starts back up he will have no restrictions. We take comfort in knowing that God's timing will be perfect, but as parents we sure think we know what's best and have a hard time letting go and letting God.