Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tick Tock!

Only 11 more days before Tommy is admitted to the hospital for his surgery! This surgery is a reconstruction of his trachea so that sometime in the future (but not right now) he will be able to have his trach taken out and he will be able to breathe without it.

Tommy will be in the pediatric ICU for a week after the surgery. He will need several follow ups after that. He still also needs heart surgery, so I am hoping we can do heart surgery before we take the trach out. That way he doesn't have to have a breathing tube put down his nice, new trachea.

His admission date to MUSC is going to be April 24th, followed by surgery the next morning.

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Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
Double Inlet Left Ventricle with Transpostion of the Great Arteries