Sunday, August 12, 2007

A year ago this week...

...Caden had his heart cath. I can't believe it's already been a year!! For those of you who don't know, last August, Caden had a balloon valvuloplasty (sp??) of his aortic valve. This was to help open up his Aortic Valve. It was also to help us avoid open heart surgery for a little while. It worked beautifully!! God used some wonderful doctors to help Caden's valve last a little longer. We went to his cardiologist 2 weeks ago, and his valve is still looking GREAT!!! In fact, there have been no changes since last August...this is AWESOME!! Dr. B even said that if he continues progressing in the same manner, we may be able to put of surgery until junior high or so! His advice was to get him a nice set of golf clubs early...Yea non-contact/strenuous sports!! Thank you to all of you who have prayed for our precious baby since his birth...the prayers are OBVIOUSLY working! God is so good!!
Here's me holding Caden while waiting for the first anesthetics to take effect...
About an hour after the procedure...

Baby Jail...

Drugs are good!

Poor baby...that looks painful!

4 comments:

Danielle said...

Praise God that he's still doing well!! :)

Anonymous said...

Way to go bigbrother Caden!!! You are such a strong boy! I cannot believe it has already been a year since that tiny baby lay in that big 'ole' hospital bed in that really big hospital! Love ya'll! - brandi

Lee, Shea and Luke said...

poor baby! those pictures break my heart. but to see him now, he is doing great!! so glad the doctor gave you a good report!

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

We love you Caden (and Emily and Frank too!)