Riley is out of the Cath. lab. He was done around 2. Dr. Rome had to use cutting
balloons on two of the veins he had previously stented. He then put a stent into
the 4th pulmonary vein. So Riley now has stents in all four of his pulmonary
veins. Not exactly a great day. Dr. Szwast did say, though, that his pressures
were down from before. That is the pressure of the blood going through the
veins. That is a good thing. She also says the fact that one of the veins looked
great is good. Yeah….this is called the doctor trying to make things sound good.
Anyway…..we basically went back to November. We can’t move forward again.
We need several months of stablility. Dr. Rome said moving on to stage 2
at this time would not be wise. If Riley veins obstruct again after stage 2
it makes things more difficult…
So of course I asked what happens if in three months he needs to be ballooned
again? He said…..I promised you I would do it! Even though I dont want that
to happen….it’s comforting to know he’ll do it if need be.
Right now we are staying for the night. Riley will get antibiotics and heperin
until tomorrow, and then be able to go home.
He is VERY cranky! It will certainly be a long night, but at least it’s only one.
Thank you all for your support! As you see…the journey continues……