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the plan, for now

Posted Apr 23 2009 5:28pm
dr russell (toronto cardio) called last night, and said that they had discussed asher in conference. apparently, the pressures in his heart are too high for the fontan right now, so they're going to start him on a couple meds: an ACE inhibitor, similar to enalapril (which he's on), but should help to strengthen the heart muscle, and a beta blocker. if these meds work the way they're expecting, asher should be ready for the fontan in the next few months. in the meantime, however, dr russell isn't comfortable starting him on the meds at home, so we're being admitted on thursday to 4D and staying the weekend. she just wants to keep an eye on him while they start this, for some observation, and so that if anything "asher-ish" happens, they can deal with it. i'll keep you posted.
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