Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heart Cath Complete!

Noah's cardiac heart cath went well and he's in the recovery room! The doctor said they got good pictures and good info - sounds like the pressures in his MAPCAs (blood vessels connecting heart and lungs) were even and low (good).

At this point, it sounds like there are 2 options for Wednesday: 1) a full unifocalization repair - everything done in one long surgery, or 2) a partial/staged surgery that would re-route blood vessels into his heart, then a second surgery later (months?) after things have healed up.

Thanks for following and for your prayers. I'll try to post some pictures later.

For now, he's busy eating a popsicle, playing NintendoDS, and talking to a few relatives on Skype. (technology is pretty cool).



Blogger Brandee said...

Great news!!!! So glad you guys have that part done!!! Been thinking about you guys!!!

July 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Wonderful news!!!!!! Love to you all!

July 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...


July 11, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anna Davis said...

Noah is in our prayers! We love you all,
Anna, James, Matthew & Eli Davis

July 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

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