"Cautiously Optimistic." That's what Kimble's Cardiologist said about three times during today's followup. Normally, he says he is just plain "optimistic" about Kimble, but today, he included the word "cautiously". Although he says Kimble's right ventricle seems to be growing (ever so slightly) and that his pulmonary artery is showing more "pulses" (meaning more blood flow is going through it), he still seemed, well, cautious.
For now, Kimble is doing great. He really is. However, it's not a lifelong adjective to describe him. It could change, and it could change drastically.
Kimble is high risk for RSV and other bronchial problems. We need to be cautious with him this winter, as illnesses abound.
Besides all this, Kimble is responding well to the rerouting of his heart. His pulse/oxygen saturation is at a high 97%. He is growing and moving and eating and responding well to every developmental challenge he faces. He is doing well for now, even if we have to be "cautiously optimistic" about what the future holds.