Today I took Owen to see his cardiologist. After a chest x-ray, EKG, and ECHO, the verdict was in: Owen's heart looks great! We're obviously very happy with this outcome, but it's not quite that cut-and-dried yet...
Even though Owen's heart function looks great, and he's pinker than ever, his sats are still only 75%-ish. Not what we had hoped for or expected, and not good. I spoke with the surgeon about this today, and he said that Owen's x-ray actually still shows some shadows, indicating that Owen still hasn't fully recovered from his post-surgical infection. So what does this mean? For now, it means that we continue our current drug regimen, and give him more time to heal. We go back to the cardiologist in 1 month, have another chest x-ray, and possibly change things up then.
In the longer term, it means that Owen's fenestration may have to be closed soon. This involves a cath and overnight hospital stay. In our world, this is soooo not a big deal. Weird to say that, when many parents freak out over their little ones getting ear tubes! =) The fenestration closure is something that's on the table, and I'm sure we'll revisit it at the next appointment.
In all, it was a good visit. I was hoping to get rid of some of these post-op meds, but it will just have to wait a little longer. At least Owen only has to have the penicillin for 2 more days - it's wreaking havoc on his poor little digestive system! =(