Friday, March 27, 2009

Meet Jack's Surgeon

Dr. Kouretas has been there since the beginning. He knows Jack inside and out. (Literally.)

This man is responsible for Jack's life, and we trust him with it. I can't imagine the pressure these doctor's feel each day, with so many special lives in their hands, but it is absolutely phenomenal that they do this service to strangers. It is something they are so good at that they make a living saving lives. I hope they get to go home and get a good nights sleep doing what they do. Because I don't know if I could.

Dr. Kouretas will be performing the Fontan on Jack. It is where they attach the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary artery. That way, Jack's heart won't have to work as hard as it is (being that it's working twice as hard already.) Once this surgery is complete, Jack's oxygen levels should raise from the 80's to the 90's, he shouldn't get as winded doing normal acitivities, and he should visually appear pinker. (Rather than the dusky blue he is sporting right now...)

For those of you who are asking us what you can do for us during this hard time- of getting through this last surgery, please pray for Dr. Kouretas. He is the miracle maker in this combination.


Jergs Family said...

We will certainly be praying for you and Josh, Jack and for the doctor. Aren't you so grateful for people who can do these amazing things!?!? Hang in there and best of luck. Please know we are thinking and praying for you.

leandparkermakes3 said...

It was so fun seeing you yesterday! Thanks for taking all of those darling pictures! We will be praying so hard for you, Josh and Jack. He is a little miracle and I think you are all amazing. We love you!

Amy Gardner said...

I love the picture of Jack in front of the aquarium. What a sweet boy. You all have our prayers. Hang in there. :)

Cameron's Corner said...

He's going to be fine. I know it.

Good luck. I can't imagine the mixture of emotions that you must be feeling right now. Just remember that even complete strangers are praying for your family.