My Life on Earth

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More results...

Subaortic Stenosis, that is the diagnosis exactly. So we found out today that Little Man has subaortic stenosis, which is different then aortic stenosis. There are three forms of aortic stenosis, and Little Man has the middle one in severity.

I uploaded this picture for you all to look at as I describe what the pediatric cardiologist said today. So, if you look at the picture in the red section at the left ventricle, and you will see one set of thick, triangle shaped membranes, then above that is a set of thin line like membranes. The thin ones is the aortic valve, the thick ones is the "sub". Well, when Little Man was formed in the womb he got the extra set (thick pair). So the stenosis he has is not actually of the aortic valve, it is of the membranes that are not supposed to be there. So the good news is that when the heart has to be fixed, it will not be valve replacement. It is still open heart, but it would be the removal of the thick membrane verses valve replacement. The stenosis will most likely worsen as Little Man grows, so will we have to continue with the yearly EKG, and echocardiogram.

So, all that begin said to get to what you all really want to know which is....Little Man does not have to have heart surgery at this point in his life. God is good, all the time.


Shawna said...

I am glad to hear that he doesn't require surgery at this time. Does this mean that he is a go for the spinal surgery? We will continue praying for you guys. BTW, how is the search for a home church going?

Going Goofy said...

Thats good news!