Monday, February 25, 2008
If you turn the volume up, near the end you can hear yours truly singing one of Lucas' favorite songs. He loves music time at school and is enjoying "singing" along to many different tunes.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
We also learned Lucas is not a candidate for catheterization because of the ASD's location -- too close to the valve. That said, if the ASD needs to be corrected at some point, it would mean open heart surgery. Perryman is going to bring the case to the weekly conference of cardiologists next week and see if they reach concensus. We're certainly feeling a little more relieved, but not as satisfied as I had hoped. We need to ensure this is the right course for our little man. The one thing we know is Lucas will be do for another echo in a few months and we'll see what the future holds. For now, we wait and pray that Lucas can spend the rest of his long, healthy life ignoring the tiny little hole in his heart.
Thanks for your thoughts, emails, calls, and prayers -- they're more meaningful than you could possibly know.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
We needed to reschedule Lucas' appointment with Dr. Perryman today because we're still waiting on the CD with the echocardiogram images from Miami Children's Hospital. We've rescheduled for next Wednesday, February 20th. We have an eight-page report from Lucas' cardiologist in hand, and will hopefully have the CD before the end of the week. In speaking to Dr. Silvia (Lucas' "unofficial" awesome pediatrician who sees him at the Mailman Center for Child Development, next door to the Debbie School) about his ASD and the possibility of having a catheritization versus open heart surgery, she suggested we see an interventional cardiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for an opinion so we'll probably go that route too, depending on what we hear from Perryman. Indeed we travel the road less traveled.
Here's a valentine's day message from Bean and a peek at Roscoe (we finally settled on a name for our newest addition).
Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
On a lighter note, it was high time for a change so I cut my hair ala Katie Holmes (Mr. Cruz's wife) in a layered bob -- and am donating all 10 inches to Locks of Love. The bangs didn't really translate in this photo, but you get the gist of it -- Tom likes it and so do I.