Posts Tagged ‘Zeb’

Look! Up in the Sky!

April 12, 2010

Remember Zeb? He had Heart Surgery on March 2, 2010.

I am happy to report that after a short break, Superman is back on the job!

Super Zeb!

Click above to see a better photo of the Man of Steel!

Update on Zeb

March 7, 2010

Zeb is doing better! The chest tube has been removed and the doctors are making noises about his coming home in a day or two! It can’t happen too soon, because the young man is scooping up all of the attention! His nurses are crazy about the little guy!

But we have a problem – Zeb doesn’t want to take his medication! That’s not good at all – some think that after being in pain a few nights ago, he now believes that the medication actually causes the pain… whenever it is time for meds, Zeb turns into a clam. Nuttin’ is getting past those lips, no way, no how!

Hopefully he will realize that his medication is a very important part of getting well and he’ll be on his way back home soon.

Updates on Zeb

March 2, 2010

I’ll be keeping an eye on Zeb during his surgery and updating whenever something comes in. Just keep refreshing this page!

9:19 AM: No word yet. Surgery was scheduled for 8:30 AM.

10:02 AM: Surgery began at 9:15 AM and could take five to seven hours. As of right now Zeb is stable.

2:03 PM: Great News, things have gone VERY fast! Zeb is off the bypass machine already! He was scheduled for the Ross Procedure, but after they got inside and looked around the surgeon was able to do a repair! His parents can’t be any more pleased and they hope to be able to see Zeb soon! (The update came through about an hour ago, but I’ve been out of touch for a little while. So the next update may come even more quickly.)

2:09 PM: The surgeon has been in and spoken to Zeb’s parents. Zeb did very well and they should be able to see him in about 15 to 20 minutes.

4:29 PM: No fresh updates from Zeb. Hopefully “No News is Good News” and his parents have seen him and are having some personal time.

6:34 PM: Zeb is resting comfortably in the recovery unit. He is still on the vent, but doctors are hopeful that the vent can be removed tomorrow. An Echocardiogram was done while still in the operating room and there is no leakage around Zeb’s Aortic Valve. Everyone involved seems to be pleased with his progress!

(Since everything seems to be going well, the 6:34 report will be the last update for the day.)