False Start x2

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WHOOOPS!  I love this picture because I feel like it sums up what this post is going to be about…

We were nervous about Nolan’s 2nd surgery, but before we even got there, he had to get through a cardiac catheterization first.  We had a date set and were ready to get there…but then Nolan got an ear infection.  No go.  False start #1!  So we had to put him on antibiotic and wait for the ear infection to clear up before we did the cath.  So we re-scheduled.  And we waited. 

Once Nolan’s ears were lookin’ good and we were getting closer to our cath date…Nolan caught a cold.  Seriously?  Ugh.  We were told they wouldn’t do a cath with a cold because they run the risk of the breathing tube pushing secretions further down and having Nolan develop pneumonia.  Don’t nobody got time for that.  False start #2!  Good Lord, can we get some luck here?  It was like one minute we were hesitant about this, but now we just wanted to get it over with!

Finally, Nolan’s cold cleared up…we had a cath appointment, and it looked like we were going to keep this one.  Now that we jumped all those hurdles, it was on to the next one: heading back to Levine Children’s Hospital…

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on January 18, 2014, in preparing for surgery and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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