Isaac's Broviac procedure was flawless. Dr. Valley, the anesthesiologist from his heart surgery, was present for this procedure as well. He reported that everything happened as planned & they were able to successfully establish a line in his right femoral artery. The external access point is halfway down his right thigh, allowing him to move comfotably & without risk of contamination from dirty diapers. Once all IV lines have been transfered to the Broviac port, Isaac's subclavian line will be removed.
Over the past few weeks, Isaac's lactate levels have experienced repeated waves of flux. Due to this consistent trend, our doctors opted to have a muscle biopsy done today while in the OR. They're looking for the presence of a range of rare mitochondrial disorders. Each cell in our bodies have mitochondria, which utilize oxygen to translate food into energy for the body. The continued lactate surges may be an indication that this part of Isaac's cells just aren't processing correctly. Doctors suspect that he does not have these disorders, but want to be certain to ensure proper treatment. Results will come back in a few weeks.
So that's the latest on our sweet boy. Even in the midst of all this, his personality is really beginning to show through as the sedation meds are weaned. He's quite a feisty little guy! An each time he opens his eyes to take in this huge new world, our hearts simply melt with adoration for our precious son. What a gift!