Wow, what a relief. The cardiologist's report was very encouraging! Woo hoo!
The repair is still intact and the only problem at this point is his pulmonary valve. It is narrowed and *may* require replacement in the future. Currently though it is not impacting the pressure in his lungs and that is really positive. Obviously we have to keep a very close watch on his rhythms, chance of infection, etc., but beyond that, we don't have another clinic visit and ECHO/EKG scheduled for A YEAR!!! :) (But most likely we will have to do several halters if/when Max's bradycardia worsens.)
This is just wonderful news. In the back of my mind, I had a growing fear that Max was going to need a pacemaker. This was discussed among the cardiac team a few months ago, and I am so relieved that we don't have to do that at this point.
Max's cardiologist also felt very positive about the future. He said that studies have not shown a signifant decrease in life expectancy for people with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Additionally, he doesn't expect Maxwell will need another open heart surgery anytime soon...if ever. Praise God! Thank you for all the love and prayers...we are absolutely thrilled!
Enjoy the cute video of Mighty Max's adventures yesterday with his heart tests...such an adorable, amazing lil' trooper!
Another bonus in our day was seeing some of Max's fans at the hospital! Several of the nurses and technicians stopped by to see Max and were blown away with how big, adorable, and personable he has become! They were calling in other people..."come see Max, come see Max." It was great! :)