We are getting nothing but great news from the cath lab! She came out about 9:30 and told us that they got right into the left pulmonary artery. If you've been following us a while, you know that is his trouble spot. In the past it has taken 4+ hours just to get to it, several times with no success. When we were here last February, it took them over an hour to get to it, but they succeeded and ballooned it. So it is a miracle that they got right in. She said Dr. Divekar is getting ready to balloon it now, and that the area beyond it (which has always been small) has really grown. She felt that they were able to get to it so easily because it had grown really well. This is amazing news to us, because basically his whole life all we have been told is that his PA's are not growing. It's about time!
The hope is that this will help to lower the pressures in his heart and buy him more time before surgery. We won't know for sure if that is the case yet until they take final measurements, but we are on the cusp of fantastic news!! Keep the prayers coming. We appreciate all the messages! It gives us something to read while we are waiting. :)
Thank you Help A Heart for lunch today and they also sent Andrew a giant Thomas balloon, which is going to make his day. Thank you, a million times over. God is hearing our prayers!