Friday, June 18, 2010
When it came time to meet with the surgeon, we all listened attentively as he went through what he thought would happen. Basically, Mr. Kimble continues to confuse all of his doctors. We were told by our Surgeon that if he crammed the room full of people, (all people involved in his care), that everyone would have a different perspective and solution, for what Kimble needs. Some think that by removing the shunt and closing the ASD, that he will be fine, and have a four-chamber heart that will function enough to sustain his life. Others think that by tweaking the tricuspid, he will have more flow into his right ventricle, and it will be enough to help his ventricle to grow. Others think that re-routing bloodflow is the only solution he has, and therefore are in favor of The Glenn. Others...well, you get the idea. So we are going into this surgery anticipating some things to happen, but not knowing for sure what the outcome will be. Also, they might do one thing, and a few days later, need to do something else.
Our Surgeon, who really has the ultimate power and the final word, believes as I do, that his right ventricle isn't capable of supporting him right now, and that he will need The Glenn.
All will be answered on Monday...or maybe not.