This has been another eventful week. It has been determined by the cardiac team that the changes seen on the last echocardiogram indicate that the improvement in Jadon's heart function is substantial and that his heart is not really a big issue anymore. It seems likely that the cardiac artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery performed in June has had some effects. We were told it may take up to 6 months to show improvement and here we are! His function has moved from moderate/severe dysfunction to only mild dysfunction. As a result, late this past week he was transferred out of the Cardiac critical care unit (CCCU) and into the Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
The three bros sharing smiles!
On Friday they removed his replogle (the tube providing constant suction) to see how he would be able to manage his secretions, given he has been on the prokinetic drug for 2 weeks now. He is still being suctioned every 3 hours but is doing well. We are hoping and praying that he will start to be able to fully manage his saliva on his own. The plan is to transfer him to the general pediatric floor as they continue to manage this. He is in really good spirits and has been pulling himself up in his bed and even taking a few steps - something he really hasn't had the strength and energy to do for several months.
Standing in his crib!
We are once again cautiously optimistic that he may finally be on the mend.