Tuesday, April 05, 2011

One month later...

Joshua seems as though he's turned a corner the past few days. Previously, his recovery seemed to be moving slowly -  however he's been doing noticeably better lately! He's running around and playing just like he used to. I can tell he's still progressively getting better, so it's great to see.
He visited the Cardiologist last week & he went from taking 6 doses of medicine daily, down to only 3! He's tolerated the change well & he willingly takes his meds again. 
He's still looking kind of blue, his sats are around 88-90. I think just as his energy level and drive have improved with time, so too will his coloring & his sats.  He had the fenestration, so his sats will probably range in the low 90's rather than high 90's when he's made a full recovery. 
I can't tell you how good it feels to have the Fontan behind us, spring ahead of us & our energetic little boy back & (nearly) better than ever!
What a difference a month makes!

7 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

I'm so glad to hear he's feeling more like hiself! His sats sound great to me. A month does make all the difference, but there is something magical about the six week mark!!

Hetrick family said...

:) Amazing!!!

So so glad to read that Joshie is back in action. So many answered prayers in this posting!!!

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Gina and the Gang said...

Once again, amazing stuff! Forgive me for being boring, and remember Casey is RIGHT hypoplastic, as opposed to left, but...
1 Casey also is Fenestrated
2 The pinkness grows in time
3 It takes a while for them to let themselves live freely and play without reservations :O)

Jenny Lincoln said...

Yea! I'm so glad to hear he's back to his old self! And I'm especially happy to hear they cut down the meds- we were sent home on 6 meds also, and I was hoping they would start to dwindle away sooner than later. :)

OLIVIA said...

Yea!!! We're so happy to hear it!

Lynn said...

Allison, thank you so much for the updates. You do a wonderful job. It is very nice to be able to keep in touch this way since I live 100 miles away. What a fabulous great-nephew I have. I'm so happy he is feeling better.
Lynn