Saturday, June 20, 2009

IT WAS A BUSY DAY!

Witt had quite a few things done yesterday. Another special echo was taken on his heart to look at the stiffness and the valve. Then Witt was taken to another floor, totally sedated and the PICC line was put in. He got his blood transfusion. Around midnight a pediatric surgeon came by and put the button part in on Witt's gtube!! At 1:00am he was pretty awake and appeared to feel better! The ventilator is still slowly being turned down. Witt will however most likely not be taken off the vent before Monday because on Monday he will have an MRI of the heart done and would need to be sedated for this. Dr. Macicek and the other cardiologists are scheduling surgery for Witt within the next week. This surgery will be to put a "window" in the sac around the heart to keep the fluid from collecting there and at the same time the surgeon will look at the valve. If the valve needs repaired it will be done right there and become open heart surgery. Please pray for Melanie, Austan and Witt!! Pray that the valve is actually behaving the way the cardiac catheter test indicates and no surgery is necessary. Continue to ask God to give the doctors wisdom to sort all this out. AND may the name of Christ be exalted above all as we as a family seek to honor and glorify Him!

6 comments:

Kelli said...

Thanks for the update! Continuing to pray!

Maggie said...

Many, Many prayers coming your way!

ludmil said...

I read this almost daily with total awe and heartache. our prayers are with you all.... Linda and Ludmil

Marjie Murff said...

Continuing to pray for little Witt and for all of you, particularly that his heart issues would be resolved, hopefully without surgery next week. Peace in Christ,
The Murff Family

cheryl said...

WOW! You're not kidding about a busy day...I can't believe that all of this happened after we left at 4:00! It was more of a busy evening/night! I'm thrilled that the PICC is in...and the "button" is such a surprise...I thought we were talking next week!
We love you and will be back in Houston with you very soon...until then, we are praying constantly!!!
Cheryl

Leah J. said...

Praying and checking in often! Thinking of and praying for precious Witt, Mel, Austan, and the rest of your family continuously.