We have had a lot going on since coming home Sunday night. Here is some updates and please keep praying. We still have a long way to go. Monday was the heart catherization and balloon which did not go as well as we were hoping. They took him in Monday at 1:30 p.m. and we did not hear anything until almost 7:30. I was a nervous wreck. They said the procedure would last at least 2 hours and up to 3, but it was 6 hours. The valve was too small for the balloon. While they were in there the doctor seen a blood clot, which if it went into an artery or the lungs it would be fine, but if it went to his brain he could have a stroke, seizures or possibly die. They started giving him blood thinners not only for the clot but his right foot, which is the leg that they went through for the procedure, it started turning blue. When my daughter called me, it was very hard to contain myself. My friend took me back to UAB right then and we stayed at the hospital all night waiting. I am thankful to say he made it through the night and that is very good. His vitals and tests that were taken all day yesterday, Tuesday, all came back good. The doctors were very happy with results. One hurdle over. They took him off the blood thinner last night and they will take him off the ventilator today if all goes well. This morning early they had to put him back on the blood thinner because his foot started turning blue again. Please pray for that. His open heart surgery is scheduled for Friday, but if he is not off the blood thinner, I don't believe it can be done. We are taking baby steps at this moment, but he is worth every moment.
Brandi doesn't want any pictures of the ventilator so here is one before the procedure. Please keep Nathan, Brandi and Neil in your prayers. I thank you so much for everything so far. There are churches and people everywhere praying for him and I believe in that. Debbie