Monday, August 29, 2011

The Heart

My Grandpa, the kid's Great Grandpa Kent is having heart surgery tomorrow. He wanted to wait to have surgery until after my cousin's wedding.

Before the wedding cousin Emerson had his first visit with a cardiologist.

A lot of babies that have Trisomy 18 have a hole in their heart. Emerson's heart was totally fine. He does have 2 vessels (superior vena cavas) leading back to the heart instead of 1. They made it sound as if that wasn't a big deal. Some people that have no chromosomal problems could have 2. They are going to talk to the cardiologist again. Aunt Terra (Emerson's Mommy, my sister) is a nurse, so she has lists of questions to ask the doctor written down. Emerson has rolled over a few times and bats at his toys. He still has to wear baby gloves because he has pulled his feeding tube out a few times. I love seeing him play like this though! If only he didn't have breathing issues! If you want to see an impacting video about Trisomy 18, you can watch it here.

I'd love data artists to connect with Emerson! I make my students watch video's on this channel of YouTube. Create or Else has great artistic flicks that are inspiring! You can see what I'm talking about here:


Anonymous said...

ah wishes for the grandpa and hope he recovers soon...

Liz Mays said...

What an encouraging thing to see him bat at toys! Wishing your grandpa well in his surgery and recovery!


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