Walking over to the hospital after my last :-( stop at Dunkin' Donuts, I'm singing along with Cat Stevens:
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word
Like Stellan's first morning on October 29, he greeted the sunlight today with no arrhythmia, no SVT. A re-creation of his heart function, this more like what was intended from the start. Details from mom's point of view can be found at (as if I needed to tell you) : www.mycharmingkids.net. And me, what's my take?
I'm the optimistic sort, yet understand that there is still a way to go and the path is uncertain. But Dr. A and his team did a remarkable job balancing the risks while pursuing a resolution to Stellan's problems in a very small and difficult anatomical landscape. Because of his size and the proximity of the problem area to important functional features in Stellan's heart, they used a less aggressive approach, freezing the area instead of of using a radio wave "zap." As a result, there is less certainty that the problem pathway (or alternate pacing source - I'm not sure which) has truly met its demise. For that to be be revealed takes time.
We were told more about options in the future, a boolean chain of if-this, then-that. But those are then and this is now. Morning, THIS morning, has broken to the sight and sounds of a happy baby boy. And a very grateful grandpa.