Day 2 – After the surgery

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Kim is recovering nicely from the C section which went very smoothly. They expect to release her from Lakewood Ranch tomorrow.

Logan just came out of surgery and the Dr said everything went very well. They accomplished everything they were hoping to for the heart repair process. He still needs to make his way through the recovery part of this procedure so he is still in a critical stage (and will be for a couple days) but he has made it through the procedure and is currently in stable condition. As stable as you can be right after having heart surgery anyway. I will get to see him in a little while after they have him setup in the ICU .

Day 2 – He needs to have heart surgery…

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Here is what the issue is…Tetralogy of Fallot. The link below explains it very well.

This morning he was not improving so the dr recommended that we either put in a temp fix (a shunt…basically an added valve to get the blood flowing where it should be) or we do repair surgery to close the VSD (the hole) and to increase the size of the outgoing valve that is too small. With the temp option they would have to operate again in 3-4 months and the risks with either option were about the same.

The dr recommended the repair procedure. He said since the risks were the same he would rather go in and fix some of the problems now.

So Logan in in surgery now. They said they will keep me updated during the procedure and it could take a while 6 or more hours which includes preping him and setting up the equipment needed.

Logan Paul Eisenhard – born 6/29/2008

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Kim had Logan Paul Eisenhard (7 lbs, 7 oz, 19″) this morning at 9:29.
The C section procedure went fine. Kim is recovering.
Logan looked fine & healthy however when he got to the nursery they realized he was not crying like he should.
They first thought maybe they was some stuff still in his lungs so they cleared it and did and x-ray and found nothing.
The main problem was the lack of oxygen in his blood.
After ruling out some common things they got a little more serious…more dr’s.
They ended up not being able to stabilize the oxygen issue and decided he needed to be shipped to All Childrens (AC) in St Pete for further diagnosis.
They had a feeling the heart was not getting the oxygen into the blood.
The echo reading from AC confirmed there are 1 or 2 problems with the way his heart and lungs are interacting but they cannot tell exactly what the problem is from that.
They are doing a procedure now called heart cathordization. Basically putting some liquid into his heart and seeing where it goes or doesn’t go.
Once they are done with that they will have a better idea of what the real problems are and then we can talk about the next step.

Even worse…Kim is stuck at LWR recovering and has only been able to see Logan for a total of about 5 minutes. Neither of us have had a chance to hold him yet.
Hopefully she will be well enough tomorrow to come see him, but their orginal estimate was she would be able to leave on Tues.