Prayers please: 2nd Cardiology Appt

22 Mar

We would like to ask for some specific prayers. We had another cardiology appointment today for Malachi. We discussed his catheterization tomorrow. Malachi’s blood is VERY thick. He can get clots easily so they are going to drain some blood off and replace it with saline (can’t remember the technical word for it). Then, they are going to test how blood flow works to his lungs…how is it getting there…what are the pressures and flows? There is a possibility that the doctor can help his current blood flow to his lungs by placing a stent or two. We are really hoping this is possible for Malachi. Specific prayers:

  1. That they will be able to increase his oxygen in the short term…until he has his open heart surgery.
  2. That they will find good pressures and flows.
  3. Find a (even a partial) pulmonary artery to his lungs – oh please Lord hear our prayers!
  4. That Malachi will not be nervous.

As soon as we got to the parking garage Malachi started whimpering and hyperventilating. 😞 Then, he did the same throughout the office visit. I believe a lot of the nervousness comes from us not being able to successfully communicate to him during the visits. He doesn’t know he won’t get a shot or get blood taken or be put in the hospital. So, he threw up…..all over. I normally have an extra pair of clothes for him but they were in the car. They had to give us some hospital clothes for him to wear home. I want to mention that we took Josiah with us to the appointment too and he did great.

Here are a few pics of our day.

Malachi with a “clean” vomit bag as a hat. Lol.

2 Responses to “Prayers please: 2nd Cardiology Appt”

  1. Cheryl Whiteaker March 23, 2018 at 12:11 am #

    They are so cute together. When is his next appointment? Hugs and many prayers.

  2. Cira Abreu March 27, 2018 at 2:40 am #

    Prayers are on the way. Be confident and trust
    the Lord. Malachi need time to learn the language
    so it’s hard for him such a big change but he
    looks very happy. So funny they both sleeping and so cute they both playing. May God bless you all.

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