I am a little late in updating this but I wanted to have all of this for their "baby" books. Two weeks ago, Reed had his heart catheritization and a bronchioscope. For those of you who have no clue what a heart cath. is, let me explain. It is the insertion of a catheter through his groin area that goes up into a chamber or vessel of his heart to get a great look at everything. Reed had one at 1 year post transplant, now 3 years after and will be required to have another one in 2 more years. At that time, he will not have to have them as often.
I like to consider myself relatively calm, but on these days I am a little bit of a worrier. If you don't believe me, just ask Ryan! I can tell myself a million times, this is all in God's hands, but I guess the mother/human side of me takes over and lets my mind go a million places usually thinking of the "what ifs". Not good!!
Reed was also getting a bronchioscope to get a good look at his lungs to see what is causing all of his congestion and reoccurring pneumonia.
Well, Reed was his little trooper self and just went on back with no tears with the doctors. I, of course, shed a tear or two or three! Even though we are "used" to this, it is still hard to see your little child being taken back. After an hour in surgery, the pulmonologist came out to talk to us. Long story short, he has to have his tonsils and adenoids out February 15th. He will also do some treatments to help get his congestion out so it will not be a home for bacteria to grow. His right middle lobe is a little weak but this is not uncommon with what he has been through. So good report!Then a couple of hours later, the cardiologist came out. I couldn't stand the wait and just said "Tell me Dr. if it's good news or bad so I can listen to what you are saying!" He said "His heart looks perfect!" Praise God!! Once again, I had that feeling of a weight being lifted. I guess that weight was really just worry though. The Dr. then proceeded to show us this really cool video of Reed's heart and all the plumbing that works perfectly.