We just returned from an appointment with one of Gavin's cardiologists. He gave us terrific news! He said that, according to the report of the echo that was done last week on Gavin in Ann Arbor, there have been improvements. The leak from Gavin's mitral valve is less than it was before! Also, the pulmonary pressures that had been 'sky high' are much, much lower! He said with this data we may be able to get Gavin off oxygen in the next month or two! He was also able to take him off one of his medications! One down and too many to go, but at least we are headed in the right direction! The doctor was very pleased with how Gavin looked and just kept smiling! Yay! This is all wonderful news, but keep praying because as you know, Gavin likes to pull surprises on us!
The doctor cleared Gavin for surgery next week and feels there is no reason that things shouldn't go great! The doctor we saw today isn't his normal cardiologist, but he's seen him several times while Gavin was hospitalized. I saw him when we had our appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday. Their offices are in the same building. Anyway, when we ran into him he recognized me and called me by my name. Considering that he isn't even Gavin's normal doctor, I thought, "Wow, he must have a great memory. Either that or it's a bad sign that Gavin and I are just too well known with all the doctors." I asked him today and he laughed saying "Yeah, some patients and their families just have a way of staying in your head." Unfortunately in our case it's because Gavin has been talked about A LOT with all the health professionals! Oh well, at least we know that they know a lot about Gavin and are doing their best to take care of him.
He also said that by the way Gavin is looking now, after this next surgery, we shouldn't have to be looking for anything else on the horizon for some time. This would be wonderful!
Hope this great news brightens your day a little like it has definately done for mine! Thanks for your continued prayers! We are so blessed with having you in our lives! God is Good!
Love, Alicia and Family