Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Snowball Effect

If isn't isn't one thing, its another.

One of the heart moms, Pam, put this very nicely the other day...

"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" aka : "If You Take Nathan to the Doctor"

If you take Nathan to the doctor, chances are they will find several things wrong with him. He will be sent to 5 different specialist where they will individually delve farther into other unknown diagnoses. Nathan will then end up with 5 new doctors appointments. It will be found that he has severe sleep apnea, serious drainage issues in his ears, he will have glasses, need minor eye surgery, and then be sent to have an upper GI study done to check nissen placement. He will be starved and have barium poured into his g-tube where it will then be discovered...

Nathan has a hiatal hernia.

Seriously, I thought we were running out of body parts to operate on.

Nathan has an appointment with Dr. Downey in Pediatric Surgery on February 3, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

I thought that Tetralogy of Fallot was the most serious issue that Nathan would face. While it is serious, so far, (cross your fingers) there haven't been any other complications arising from it. Its just the rest of Nathan's little body that's falling apart!


Tammy said...

Im sorry steph maybe hes like a lemon car, at first everything goes wrong but when you get it all fixed ( thank heavens for insurance) he runn like a "champ"

Tina:0) said...

Poor fella:0( It really stinks that he's got all these other things going on, but at least the tet isn't a "problem" (lol) now.

Believe me... I've had sooo many days where I though "will this thing ever come out" (button), etc., & some day it will!! I never thought it would happen & now she's tubeless. Someday Nathan will be too!! Good luck with the hiatal fix! (PS - there are some good things about the button... at least he didn't have to drink that nasty barium!!)

Tina:0) said...

Oh, I didn't forget about the sponges.... promise I'm working on it:0)