Cardiac update

We had a review of Mr Wrigglesworth’s ticker last Monday. He has been getting quite breathless and sweaty so we were keen to make sure he was okay. And he is – his cardiac condition is really stable so that is great, great news. His shunt is working a bit too well in fact, so until he gets bigger he willl be keep getting puffed and sweaty as his lungs are busy oxygenating too much blood.. The doctor was happy with his weight gain, though slow, he is heading in the right direction now and tantalisingly close to 5 kilos.

As for a date for his open heart surgery, its still a wait and see game. They want him to be at least 6kgs and/or to have his oxygen saturation levels down in the 70s. He is 4.85 kgs and his sat levels are around 87%  so we have a long way to go yet. And its not that I want him back in Starship by any stretch of the imagination. But at the same time, this is such a strange hiatus, knowing the inevitable operation is coming but not knowing when.  It will be so great to get it behind us. But yeah, we’ve a wee while to hang out yet.


  1. Great to hear the little guy is doing well and putting on weight. As you say Sarah it must feel like a strange waiting game at times. Kia mahana i tēnei ata makariri 🙂

  2. Such great news he is doing so well, the little darling. I don’t jump on here often enough, but when I do, his gorgeous big eyes always make my day. It must be hard waiting for his op to happen and at the same time being nervous. He’s a little honey and has fab parents, so I’m sure he’ll go well. Thinking of you often *hugs*

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