This past Wednesday, Ollie had a heart catheterization. He is slowly recuperating from his procedure. I truly hate seeing him in pain and wish somehow I could take the pain away. The cath went great, but the poor guy was pretty upset when they woke him up. I just wanted to snuggle him! The cath showed everything we already knew and nothing new came up (Thank God!). We did find out his pressures were pretty bad, but honestly I suspected they were going to be this way. We are on track for his first open heart surgery this coming August/September. My stomach churns at the thought of him going through another surgery, but it is completely necessary. This little boy is a miracle and I am beyond blessed to call him mine!
I'm not sure if I have ever discussed Ollie heart condition so I will fill everyone in here...Ollie has a heart defect known as Tetraology of Fallot (ToF) with Ebstein's Anomaly, Right-sided Aortic Arch, and a Vascular Ring. He will undergo several surgeries throughout life to keep his heart functioning. We know Ollie's heart will never "perfect" and he will have restrictions for life, but I can tell you that this will not stop his fighting soul. He has proven this everyday of his life!
"On the night you were born,
the moon shone with such wonder
that the stars peeked in
to see you
and the night wind whispered,
'Life will never be the same.'
Because there had never been
anyone like you...ever in the world."