Thursday, September 25, 2008

Broken heart....

I haven't blogged this week. I have been a little pre-occupied.

I've had a broken heart before... actually, many times... but it has always been "theoretically"... now it seems that the light of my life... my favorite little man, actually does have a "broken heart."

Ever since my husband (actually my ex husband) was killed in a car accident back in January, the main purpose of my existence has been my little grandbug... he is my light, my joy, my everything!!! He is just 16 months old and on Monday we found out that he will need open-heart surgery.

It seems that he was born with two holes in his beautiful little heart. One has actually repaired itself (the worst one)... but the second one is going to require surgery.

What he has is called a Atrioventricular Canal Defect and it will require them to actually cut open his chest... break his sternum... take out his heart.. empty it, apply the patch and return that beautiful little heart to this beautiful little man.

Quite daunting... I've spent this week questioning, and researching to find out everything we can.

They are going to wait until he gains some weight and is a little stronger before the surgery - probably not until the summer... but it has been very stressful, to say the least.

Please, keep him in your thoughts and prayers....comments from anyone who has had experience with this sort of thing would be greatly appreciated.


Patricia Griffin said...

You're little grandbug is going to be OK. Modern medicine is amazing, as is the healing power of all the grandma love he's going to get before and after his surgery!

Terri Harper - Artist, Photographer said...

I am keeping Lil' Grandbug, Grandma and Mom in my prayers. He will get the best medical care at CC. I agree with Patricia, he'll get a continuous dose of Grandma's healing love, you can't beat that.

Valerie said...

oh, the poor little darling!!!

I'll keep him in my prayers. From all you said, he sounds like a strong little guy---he should do great, and with all the love he receives too!