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).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Very Brief (but good) Update

Hi Friends,

Noah is doing very well; we have good news to report.

The appointment with Dr. Long, (his pediatric cardiologist) went very well,
and we learned that the distribution of blood to his lungs is very good.
Noah will be restricted from rough activity (bike riding, sports, climbing
playgrounds) for at least a few months- until his chest is much stronger.
Dr. Long will continue to monitor Noah's heart and lungs, as the vegetation
(clot) still exist in his heart, and could remain there for a long time.

Noah had a second appointment this past Monday- in Atlanta (Emory
Univ/Egleston). This appointment, with infectious disease doctors, also
went well. They decided to end Noah's course of antibiotics (Nafcillin and
Rifampin), and even removed his PICC line! (A big yea!)

So, after starting with 13 "holes or tubes" in his body back on July 14th,
Noah is finally down to zero!

Noah was quite pleased to get his PICC line out, but no one was happier
than Momma! For the first time in a month, Robin didn't have to hook up or
disconnect an I-V every 4 hours; and she got a much-needed 9 hours of
uninterrupted sleep Monday night!

So, that's the quick update. I know Robin will post more details and
pictures soon. Thanks again for all the prayers and wonderful support. God
bless each of you.

Adam (for all the Spitlers)


Blogger Kim Darcy said...

Thinking about you guys, and am so happy to hear that the PICC line is gone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying being together.
Thinking of you all from Packard! -Kim Darcy

November 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

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