Thursday, February 6, 2014

Echo-cardiogram on Monday

There hasn't been much to update regarding Roscoe, now that he's back in Roseville. Yesterday the doctors came up with a plan for the surgery on his pyloric stenosis. The surgeon was concerned that Roscoe's pulmonary hypertension may cause problems with the pyloric stenosis surgery, so he wants to make sure Roscoe's lungs are responding well to the treatment before operating.

Today they will be doubling Roscoe's bosentan/tracleer medication, which follows the plan laid out by UCSF. On Monday they will use an echo-cardiogram to see how Roscoe's lungs have improved. If they see enough improvement to make the surgeon comfortable, then the pyloric stenosis surgery will be scheduled (after which Roscoe can resume eating). If the progess is insufficient, then Roscoe will continue to be fed through an IV until his lungs show enough progress.

1 comment:

  1. Still praying!
    Thank you so much for keeping us updated on his progress. We love the pictures and videos, too!

    Can't believe he's 4 months old!
    Love you three!