Friday, August 20, 2010

Todays Biopsy Results

I hope this post makes sense, because I have an awful migraine and am sick to my tummy. I wanted to update K's blog though.

We got to the hospital at 6AM, she was first case in the cath this morning. I walked her in, sat with her as I held the gas to her face and she held the gas to 'bear bears' face. Before, I knew it she was snoozing. No tears, no fear it went smoothly.

After her cath we met with the doctor that did it. He seemed concerned because Kaidence's pressures in her heart were higher than last Fridays. He worried that her heart could possibly be getting sicker. Hearing this news just made me want to scream and cry. Ok, I did cry. Things with his pregnancy are getting a little worrisome in regards to early labor and the last thing I need is another sick kid in the hospital. The thoughts of being back at the hospital and missing the 3rd straight first day of school........aghhhhhh! He wanted to wait and speak with her cardiologist and see what she thought.

Kaidence came out of the anaesthesia beautifully. We have found this new cocktail that works great for her. She woke up today, looked at me and within 10 seconds smiled and asked for her chocolate milk I had promised. She was happy and that was nice to not fight the tears that come after.

Around 12 noon we went down to meet with her cardiologist and for K to get her echo. I have been told the echo looked the same as last time. Dr E felt that Kaidence looked too good to have pressure that bad. She is not sure what happened in the cath but feels hopeful that we are still heading in the right direction. Kaidence's BNP (heart failure number) has significantly dropped, but still has a little ways to go. She reminded me that this could all take months to repair. We will watch her closely and call if we have any concerns. What a BLESSING!

Kaidence was not thrilled with the idea of heading home. She kept asking when she could go to her room. finally we told her she could have chili's Baked Potato soup and she left the hospital premises willingly.

I guess I should add that her biopsy results were just called into us. It is still the same as last time "suspicious". We know that Kaidence is holding her own with all the meds and that the antibodies are behaving currently. Hopefully things will continue to mend and that her heart can eventually make a full recovery.

It sounds so redundant, but Thanks so much for the many prayers that have been said for Kaidence and our family. Today, they sustained me and kept me from losing my mind.


Kinders said...

Don't you hate those migraines? I am glad she is home and it is looking better for her. You take care of yourself. I know you have a lot of good neighbors to help out with the boys, but I can at anytome.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know I'm checking in and thinking fo you always:)

Becca said...

I hope all goes well in the next few days and you can be home for the first day of school this year. Take care of yourself. And if you need anything, holler. I'm this close. Hopefully Ms. K can keep getting better.

Becca-Ellie's mom

Me said...

Oh Shauntelle, bless your heart. Sounds like it was a very stressful, emotional day. We will pray for Kaidence and her heart that it will continue getting better and that you will be able to de stress and take care of you and your little bun in the oven. Love you guys.

Summer said...

I'm so glad Dr E felt good about K's heart and that the Biopsy results were decent! Mason always has suspicions of AMR even when he gets a 0. Praying Kaidence continues to heal and feel better. Praying for K's momma too! Feel better and get some rest.


Ashlie said...

I had no idea any of this was going on, I am so sorry. George is sick right now otherwise I would offer some help so you could get some rest! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.