Monday, July 12, 2010

Brandon and I would appreciate your prayers for Nolan's annual heart check on Thursday, July 15th. With Williams syndrome comes the likelihood of a heart condition called stenosis. This is the definition from the Williams Syndrome Association Website...
Heart and blood vessel problems
The majority of individuals with Williams syndrome have some type of heart or blood vessel problem. Typically, there is narrowing in the aorta (producing supravalvular aortic stenos is SVAS), or narrowing in the pulmonary arteries. There is a broad range in the degree of narrowing, ranging from trivial to severe (requiring surgical correction of the defect). Since there is an increased risk for development of blood vessel narrowing or high blood pressure over time, periodic monitoring of cardiac status is necessary.

He has 3 mild to medium conditions that we were told last year that if the condition stays the same, we are fine, however, if it worsens, we'll be looking at another surgery. Obviously, that is not what we want, so we ask for you prayers.

Also, Nolan will be having eye muscle repair, again, on July 29th. They will also be opening up his tear ducts as well.


Tyler and Whitney said...

Praying for your appt. tomorrow... please let me know how it goes. Love you lots!

Wani said...

Praying that the checkup goes well. Let me know if you need someone to watch the girls during Nolan's surgery at the end of the month. Nate would love to have them over to play.