Monday, August 17, 2009

Colin's Single Ventricle Clinic & Photo Shoot

Friday Colin went to his bi-weekly check-up at the Single Ventricle Clinic. They are once again happy with weight gain and are glad to hear that the new formula has helped the fussiness and the gas. Colin is eating 4 1/2 - 5 ounces every 3 1/2 hrs.
They went over his MRI scans with me. Amazing technology. Everything looked right on track. He does have narrowing in his left lung artery, which he said is very common at this stage, about 50% of babies that have the Glenn, will also have this worked on. Usually this will lower oxidation levels, but it has not affected his. But they rather address it now while they are in there instead of a year from now.
The Glenn surgery will be about 5 hrs instead of the 10 hrs like last time. He said most of the time CVIUC is 3-5 days, then 3-5 days in the hospital room.
When we got back from clinic, my mom brought over her nice camera and had a "photo shoot" with Colin since he has not gotten to take professional portraits due to the germs at the studio and being around lots of people.

1 comment:

Autumn Castillo said...

Adorable pictures! Your mom is so good at that. What formula did they switch Colin to?