Friday, February 15, 2008
Nothing about this situation has been easy and this afternoon things appear to growing even more difficult. After further review of yesterday's heart cath the staff of physicians here have reached a few conclusions. One, he won't be able to come off of life support with the repairs that have been made to his heart, so they will likely have to open him back up and basically reverse the process. Two, according to the cardiologist's opinion, he has terminal pulmonary hypertension. That means if they fix the problems with his heart, his lungs won't support him.
They are sending the records to specialists in Atlanta to get another opinion. We have asked them to explore the possibility of a heart/lung transplant.