In a nutshell:
9/23- had severe chest pains, SOB, and cyanosis. Elevated BP, tachycardia, and O2sat 80% on 5L O2 per nc. Cardiac enzymes WNL, EKG elevated ST, sent home the following day BR at home til cath.
9/26- cardiac cath and TEE done. L-R shunting, enlarged pulmonary artery, no blockages or narrowing of coronary arteries.
10/9- visited with pediatric card, another echo done, PDA large enough to do something soon. shunting is 30%.
10/10- CT scan done of abd shows enlarged liver and spleen. d/t PDA. RLQ and epigastric pain noted constant ranging from 3-12 on the 0-10 pain scale.
Hey, what do I know. I'm just in pain. All around, the chest, the RLQ, under the rt. ribs, rt. flank, can't sleep well, just shoot me!
Waiting eagerly for my cardiac surgery to close the PDA. Praying that it can be done with a cath and not thoracotomy. Don't want one of those. I'd rather have my sternum cut. No rather not anything cut!