We were able to bring Kyler home on Sunday. Kyler appears to be doing well. He was sent home because the doctors are hopeful the drug regimen that he is on will allow him to grow. He is on 4 different drugs-he has two diuretics (they are to remove extra fluid from his lungs so he can breath easier), he is on digoxen which is basically digitalis (it is to help his heart beat more efficiently-making it so less energy is used for his heart to beat), and he is on a blood pressure medication (it is to decrease the work load on his heart and to make it so less oxygenated blood returns to his lung through the hole in his heart.) He is also on fortified milk which increases his caloric intake. All of this is being done in the hope that he will have to work less to breath and survive so more energy can be put into growth. It was kind of scary when we were released the words they used to describe his condition were congestive heart failure. The doctors want him to grow so his heart has time to heal naturally. If he does not grow the next step would be heart surgery to close the hole in his heart. The doctors do not want to do that surgery because of the location of the hole (in the muscle) it would be a more difficult surgery than if it was in the membrane of the heart. Please continue to pray for Kyler's growth.
We want to thank everyone for their prayers. Knowing that Kyler has an army of prayer warriors praying for him has been a huge blessing. Thank you!