Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I took Issac to the pediatrician today about his cough. The Pediatrician decided to check Isaac for H1N1 since he showed symptoms. I had a feeling the test would show a positive result, and it did. The medical assistant came in and had a sad face, telling us it was positive. Then we talked to the pediatrician about using Tamiflu. It has been decided it is too late for Tamiflu, since it has to be taken within the first 48 hours. Isaac received the H1N1 vaccine, but it was only a little over a week ago and it's too late. Isaacs symptoms are mild, compared to what I hear in the news with people who have lost their battle with H1N1, so I am hopeful. Please pray that his body stays strong and fights this virus. I hope that our family can stay strong through this trial. I believe we have all had the virus going around our family for a while, but didn't know it was H1N1.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cardiologist Visit

Isaac had an Echocardiogram & a visit with Dr. Puchalski. Everything looks stable, he still has a leaky tricuspid valve, and the fenestration in his Fontan has not closed yet. Dr Puchalski says that closing the hole will only increase his oxygen intake by 5%. Therefore he says we can hold off doing a Cardiac Catherization for now and just keep an eye on him. Isaac's saturations were around 87% which is excellent for him. Isaac's sats are occasionally around the low 80's which has made the different pediatricians nervous at times. Currently Isaac is sick with a horrible cough which has came with occasional fevers and croup. Isaac is home today resting as much as possible. Isaac's oldest sister Lauren is sick with a bad head cold today and is staying home also. I hope we can all be strong enough to fight the bugs that come our way this season. It is scary what I hear in the news.