Pray For This Guy
Ever since Aiden was born he has had, what sounded like, a rattle in his chest when he takes short breaths or plays too hard. The doctors said it was something called ‘Tracheomalacia‘ and that it would go away the older he got. Now that he’s four his doctors aren’t so sure that it will go away on it’s own and he may need surgery. Basically what it means is that part of his throat isn’t as strong as it should be… I think. The surgery would do something to remedy that, but I don’t know many of the details. On top of that, he has also had a ‘sunken chest’ or Pectus Excavatum, which has the potential to affect his heart and lungs the older he gets. Again, something the doctors hoped would go away but hasn’t. And again, on top of that (as if that wasn’t enough) the doctors noticed a heart murmur that they are concerned about and we need to get looked at pretty quickly. This could all be because of his chest or could possibly be something else.
Last week Aiden had some x-rays done to make sure his chest wasn’t pushing too much on his lungs and tomorrow we have an appointment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for an echocardiogram to make sure that his heart murmur isn’t being created by his chest or if it is something completely different. I’m not sure the next steps that would need to be taken if there is an issue with his heart, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. We’re pretty convinced everything will be okay but would envy your prayers for this little guy.
Thanks so much and we will keep you all posted.