Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cath Report #1

As if you need the blow by blow, but I'm nervous, exhausted, and fidgety so you're getting an update.

McKay decided to pull an all nighter, refusing to go back to sleep after a 3am bottle. He was giddy and playful, insisting to get out of his room. The entire act would have been rather endearing had it not been the middle of the night. Alas, he won out and spent the wee hours of the morning in between Matt and me smiling at his favorite Little Einsteins while we tried to catch a bit of sleep. Little stinker. :)

We arrived bright and early this morning to check in only to find out they were redrawing our paperwork because the doctor preforming the procedure had been changed. Ummm, excuse me? Apparently the doc we had requested, the doc we had been assured through two previous phone calls from the hospital would be performing the cath on McKay changed his schedule. What to do? If we objected, we could cancel the procedure and reschedule--for over a month out because the cath lab schedule is jammed until then, or we could quickly adjust to the change in plans and go forward.

After talking with the new doc and flat out asking him about the change and why it was made, we felt just a bit better. He detailed the methodology of McKay's cath telling us that his current anatomy requires them to perform the cath through incisions in not only his leg, but his neck as well. Right now McKay just doesn't have the highways necessary to give access to all the locations they need to see during the procedure. So a double cath it is. Poor thing.

We were told they will be looking for anything "that could be making McKay so blue, so early." Right now they are about half way through the three-hour procedure and we are holding tight to the beeper that will let us know when they are ready to let us see him again.

More news soon...

14 comments:

LaTour said...

Oh Mindi! My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. You are an amazing family. Please let me know if you need any help!

The Smith's said...

Saying a prayer right now that this new doc will have perfect wisdom and that McKay will sail through this procedure!

Oh, those beepers ...

Jesse
http://smithfamilyjourney.blogspot.com

Ryan and Hilary said...

praying hard for little Mckay and the doctor performing the surgery. Hang in there. Lots of prayers going your way

Lisanne said...

Hang in there! Call if you need something!
Lisanne

Christina said...

Goodness. Praying that all goes well today and you get some answers.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Jacob's Momma

Jenny said...

I am glad for the update! Keep them coming and hang in there:).

The Richards Family said...

Mindi, It was so fun being able to meet you and your little Family the other night at the Picnic. I just want to let you know that we are praying for McKay and the Dr. also. You are an amazing family, I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past several months. Blogs are a funny thing...I feel like I know your family even though we were just able to meet for a few minutes the other night. Anyway we will keep you all in our prayers. I also, hope that you have a day of boring news!!
Jamie
kjss2000123@msn.com

Marshelle said...

I have been thinking of you and McKay all day! Hang in there and know great thoughts and prayers are coming your way! Thanks for the update!

Jana said...

Thanks for giving us an update!! Our prayers are with you guys!!

wylie said...

So glad you are keeping everyone updated. We are praying for McKay, the doctor, the surgery and your nerves.

brees said...

Thinking of you today......

Patti said...

Keep your spirits up! We're all thinking good thoughts for you.

The Simmons Family said...

Thinking of you guys today!! We always have the double caths, I just assumed it was standard, crud. Hopefully Mckay will do fine, the news will be great, and you'll be home in your beds tonight.

Katie said...

Hoping the cath went well...it's always nerve-wracking, waiting and not knowing what they're going to find in there. Maddie handled her triple cath last time (neck, shoulder area and groin) just great and I'm praying your little guy will too! Let us know what they find out.