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Sunday, March 27, 2011


We will be heading back down to MUSC this week for Zach's heart cath on Thursday morning. This is a routine thing... during the Fontan Completion, which he had last July, they left a fenestration, or small opening that acted as a pop-off valve in case the pressures got too high. Now it is time to go in and close it up.

After going through surgery last summer, a heart cath seems like no big deal. Nonetheless, I am nervous and full of dread and ready to get it over with and just wishing we could ride those 4 hours and just go to the beach and the Aquarium and skip the whole thing. Sigh...

We haven't really talked to Zach a whole lot about it yet. I found out after surgery that I have to be careful not to talk about MUSC in earshot of him because he immediately gets fretful and starts in with a barrage of questions. No sense worrying him prematurely. We will start talking to him this week and reassure him about it. I know I can rely on the many prayers of our "heart buddies" to bring us through!

I have to confess that I have taken NO pictures of my children all month! Zero. Zilch. Nada. Bad, bad mommy!!! So, here are some pics of Zach on his recent field trip to a local zoo (taken by his teacher, of course).

 His teacher said he was like a mountain goat --- he climbed all over every rock in the place!

He told me about "the COOLEST thing ever"... getting to feed the lambs with a baby bottle (nevermind that it looks like these are baby goats, it was still the COOLEST thing ever!)

 They got to take a bus ride around to feed various animals - you can see a llama or alpaca, an ostrich or emu, and some deer in this shot.



  1. Hey Pam... YOu know I will be praying for your sweet little man! He is so precious, LOVE the pics..Looks like Hollywild?? Hope your doing well otherwise.. please keep us posted.


  2. Yeah, is that Hollywild? (No idea how to spell that!) Anyway, it looks like tons of fun! :)

    We'll definitely be praying for all of you as the cath approaches. Even though it may seem like "nothing" compared to heart surgery it's still a big deal! If it's your baby it's a BIG DEAL! And we'll be praying and awaiting the good news!

    Big hugs!!

  3. Of course we will be praying for all of you!!! I still get nervous about caths. Even Logan's loop monitor implant nearly sent me over the edge. I was terrified and it was pretty simple compared to open heart surgery. They are our kids and it is hard not worrying about anything that they have to go through. {{{HUG}}}

  4. I'll be praying for you and little Zach this week!! Have an uneventful and safe trip to Charleston! Blessings to you all!

    BTW, my son, Cam, now lives in Charleston, and Margaret is visiting him and his wife this week during Spring Break. :-)

    Love, prayers, and blessings,
    Cindy :-)

  5. Praying, praying, praying! I will also be checking the BLOG for updates.

    I know you are anxious tonight. He is your son and you love him. You are a mother.

    "Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

    You and Zach are being covered in prayer :)


    Tina B.

  6. I am thinking of you guys today. Love to Zach for me.

  7. I've been praying for Zach this morning-- for you too!
    :) Jenn


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