Saturday, January 7, 2012
Yesterday we went to our local cardiologist for a check up. They did an echocardiogram. It was funny how excited they were to see the difference. Jake's septum now measures 22mm.... Huge difference from the 36mm it was when he went in. But I'm not sure what that means for my little guy because normal is between 6-12. I do know there is NO more obstruction and the pressure gradient dropped in half. YEAH.
I'm worried... but trying not to be overly worried. I do remember the cardiothoracic surgeon saying he usually does the surgeries when the septum is between 18-22mm... Jake's septum after the surgery is 22mm??? However I do know...the main point of the surgery is to get rid of the obstruction which is what it did.
I am also a little concerned because of the recent loss of Ben Breedlove. My heart breaks for his family. I know, I felt as soon as Jake got the defibrillator that it would all be ok, because the defibrillator was our security blanket. It would keep him alive. So it's devastating to hear of a young man who wasn't saved by his defibrillator, and makes you aware that there are other things that can happen.