Monday, July 5, 2010

Jethro's surgeries

I found a website that gives a pretty good, easy to understand explanation of the 3 surgeries that Jethro will go through. The surgery he had at 10 days was to place the BT Shunt ~ in addition to removing part of his right atrium, patching the tricuspid valve and a couple other things. The surgery that is scheduled for the end of the month is the Glenn procedure.

You can read about them here. Jethro is scheduled to be admitted to the hospital on the 19th. On the 20th they will do a heart cath to check out vein pressure, look at the pulmonary artery to see if it needs work, and they will also check out his lungs. Then, on Thursday the 22d, he will have the Glenn procedure, which will be open heart surgery.

We would appreciate prayer for the drs and surgeons that will be working on Jethro during those procedures. Also prayers for Jethro to tolerate the heart cath and surgery well, and that he would recover well.


  1. I'm continuing the prayers for Jethro. Thanks for the update.

  2. I will keep praying for Jethro!

    Lots of love,

  3. Continuing to pray for your precious Jethro. He is such a handsome little fella - and quite the trooper! May God hold him safe in the palm of His almighty and healing hands.