Monday, September 28, 2009

Aubrey's Heart Procedure Friday

This week Aubrey, our almost 4 year old daughter, will hopefully see the last of her heart problem! She will be having a procedure called "Radiofrequency Ablation". Just before Aubrey was born we noticed her heart racing up to 302 beats per minute. It should only reach 160 for a baby. After she was born, she was sent to Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She only had to spend 10 days of her expected 6 week stay! She has SVT, and takes a beta blocker every 8 hrs for this. She wasn't one of the babies to outgrow this condition.

During this procedure, done by catheters, they will cause her heart to race and find out where exactly her extra accessory pathway is and "zap" it. It should take 5-7 hours. We are excited about having this chapter in our lives complete! Please pray it all works out and they can get to it. Some doctors will not do this until the child is 6 or 8, due to their size. She is on the very SMALL end of 3, weighing 30 lbs.

Many people ask us how we had two heart conditions in the same family. They are completely unrelated and neither is genetic. Hers is a rhythm problem and Andrew's is a structural defect. Many doctors are pretty amazed, too. Andrew will never be completely free of his, as he will always have to replace his conduit as he outgrows it. But it should be less often in the future.

Anyway, please pray and we will update all of you as we know something.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 2009

Just a quick note...Aubrey will be having a heart procedure done Friday, OCT 2nd in the early a.m. It will fix her heart condition of SVT, which, withour medication every 8 hrs. her heart races up to 302 beats per minute. She has had this since in utero. But if it works she will be cured forever. It is not open heart surgery, but still a procedure with major risks. Please pray it is successful.

Also, the new baby will have a 3rd echo don Oct. 9th since she did not cooperate again. The dr. os pretty confident all is normal, just wants two more pictures to be sure and she was never at the right position. The baby obviously thought it was her gender determination ultrasound!

Everyone else is doing great!
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17