Cole Bradley Update
Here is the update on Cole 2 days after open heart surgery.
- The surgery only required doctors to partially cut into his sternum and didn’t have to open the entire chest. According to his father Mike, Cole's zipper is a little longer than before.
- Cole was extubated, and has had several IV’s removed.
- Chest tube was removed yesterday
- He is up, awake, talking and eating. He is able to get out of bed and sit in a chair.
- A problem occured after placement of the pacemaker. This problem did not exist before the surgery. The problem is insufficient ventricular conduction.
- To address the problem, doctors implanted a demand AV sequential pacemaker to augment and/or correct in insufficient heart rate.
- Doctors are hoping the ventricular conduction problem is transient. If not transient, Cole will have to return to Stanford for invasive surgery in 6 months to place additional wires to ventricle. Long term ventricle pacing is not good for kids with his condition
- The good news is the ventricular component of pacemaker is firing regularly.
Overall Cole is doing good and he is in good spirits. Doctors are considering sending him home in a day or two! This is definitely unexpected and great news!
Cole's family would like to thank you all for being there for them and for the prayers.