So the results are in and Logan’s echo looks fantastic. The Sutureless repair on the TAPVR still looks wide open and has great blood flow. All four pulmonary veins appear to have great blood flow. His Bi-directional Glenn looks good, his valve is actually stenotic (too tight) now and is causing some dialation because the heart is having to work hard to get blood flow up into the atrium now. This is the opposite of the problem he had before, which is when the valve was pulled apart. I am not sure if this is problematic or if they made it super tight in anticipation of it loosening up.
Dr. Patel still thinks that the cause of Logan’s rapid breathing is from lack of calories. He thinks that he has no reserves and that when he exerts himself he is immediately out of breath. I don’t know what to think anymore. I hope this is the case, it would be an easy fix that is for sure. Since last Thurs. I have stuffed Logan silly with food. I have added a 1/2 TBLS of Olive Oil to his bottles (this adds an extra 75 calories) and also to any food that I gave. He also got constant buiscuts to chew on, rice ones, barley ones, wheat ones, you name the biscuit and Logan ate it over the weekend. This weekend of gorging actually paid off and Logan gained 6oz in 4 days. This is amazing for him. He is now weighing in at 5.8 K or 12.7 lbs. Yay!!!! Logan. If anyone has any good baby weight gain tips please leave a comment with them. I could use all the tips I can get.
So I guess only time is going to tell us the exact cause of his labored breathing. Dr. Patel is going to see him back in 2 weeks.
Oh and also….Logan is saying Momma now!!! Not sure if he associates it with me but when he is upset he says amomma…mom….mmmmooom. It is the most precious thing EVER. Heheheheh…we are now 0 for 2 on Dadda being our children’s first word.