I walked with Mason and the anethesiologist, nurses, and cardiologist performing the cath to Cath Lab around 10:15 am. I was able to stay with Mason and hold his hand while they got him to sleep. Then I kissed him goodbye with teary eyes and walked out with my pager (they give you a pager so they can page you when they're almost done).
The doctor performing Mason's cath specializes in pulmonary vein stenosis. She said this is her research speciality. She spent 10 years at Boston researching this and performing caths and came here a year ago. After looking at Mason's CT scan she thinks she may be able to balloon open ONE of his left pulmonary veins!!! Wow! Really?! That is some new found HOPE!!! And she will coil off some of his collateral vessels stemming from the area of his Glenn (2nd surgery he had at 6 months old), which may help his heart not work so hard and help increase his O2 saturation. What is a collateral? CLICK HERE
Because Mason is having more done than the typical heart cath reading heart pressures and function, it may take up to 4 hours. I'm nervous and anxious, but feel that maybe this cath doctor was another answer to our prayers.
Mason will for sure stay the night in the CVICU (cardiac ICU) and I will stay with him. Hopefully all will go well and we will be discharged tomorrow sometime.
I will update as soon as I can.