Thursday, December 4, 2014

Getting admitted

What a day.

Sam has been spitting up more and acting uncomfortable since last week, so I took him to the pediatrician yesterday because I thought it was reflux. At his appointment, his O2 sats were in the 60s and 70s (his have been in the 80s), he had only gained two ounces since last Monday a week ago, and his color has gotten worse. Dr. Hardy called Dr. Kao, and Stephen and I came to Dallas this afternoon to get Sam checked out. So thankful we did!  

At his appointment, his O2 sats were in the 50s, so they did an echo, and during the echo Sam had a little episode. Any time he cries, he gets very purple, but once he stops crying his color gets better. Well, he wouldn't stop crying, and Dr. Kao was able to see on the echo what his heart does while he cries. His pulmonary valve restricts when he cries, which doesn't allow enough blood into his lungs, so his sats were in the 20s and 30s. Yikes!  

We quickly came to the Congenital Heart Surgery Unit (CHSU) to get him stable. He has been resting for a few hours now. The heart cath has been moved to Monday, and he'll have his surgery to have the Glenn shunt placed on Thursday. We'll be here probably for the next two weeks. 

It has been a rough day, but I am so thankful we were here when this happened. We know he is in the best care possible, and that the Lord has a plan for our little boy. 


  1. I pray that God will lay is healing hands on sweet Sam and be with the doctors and nurses that you have entrusted his care. I pray for you and Danielle will find comfort in knowing that all is in His plan.

  2. Praying for all of you! Don't you love how God gives us 'Mommy Gut' so we know when something is wrong? He's so faithful.