Thursday, 16 October 2008

Over The Moon


I haven't been as happy as I was yesterday for a very, very long time.
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The Doctors weren't keen on performing a cardiac catheter operation on Caden unless they really had to, so the decision was taken to try and get all the information they needed from a sedated chest echo scan. He's had these before during regular check-ups but they haven't been fully happy with the results so sending him off to sleep first seemed a good idea.
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And guess what? It worked! The pictures and measurements the Doctors were able to get look to have done the job and although the next big step is to go straight to the heart repair operation the fact he doesn't have to go under general anaesthetic twice is fantastic news due to the increased risk of his other condition.
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There's still a small chance that this plan could change when the results are passed over to the surgeons at Bristol's Children Hospital, but from the way the main man was talking yesterday the outlook looks good.
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You can imagine the sheer relief for Nic and I. We hadn't let ourselves get sucked up in the idea that he wouldn't have to have the operation just in case we were disappointed, but as soon as the penny dropped that we'd be going home you couldn't keep the smiles off our faces!
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I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that left good will messages following my last post - it brings a lump to my throat that people care so much and just goes to show the goodness in human nature. You guys are the best!
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Many many thanks.
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Mark & Nic.
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20 comments:

slipperytoad said...

GREAT NEWS MARK!

I am so happy for you both

Mike
www.slipperytoad.co.uk

NICK said...

yep great news indeed, onwards and upwards!

Mark Iverson said...

Cheers Mike - over the first hurdle!

Mark Iverson said...

Many thanks again Nick :-)

Alistair said...

Fabulous news Mark. Fingers cross for the next hurdle.

Alistair

Scott Ferguson said...

a massive weight off the shoulders, good luck with the next part.

Anonymous said...

Bon Chance Amigo.

Our thoughts are with you.

The Gambler.

Mark Iverson said...

I couldn't be happier at the moment Alistair.

Cheers

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Cheers Scott- now for the biggy...:-)

Mark Iverson said...

Cheers John (The Gambler)

Cassini said...

Great news Mark. All the best.

Mark Iverson said...

Many thanks Roberto!

leonthefixer said...

Excellent News - Good to hear it went well!

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks Leon!

leonthefixer said...

Some more good news:

The Bet Angel software is out for all and is free:

http://www.betangel.com/main/downloads.php#babd

Please do a post to highlight this and help with the move!

Mark Iverson said...

Cheers for the heads up leon - installed and ready to go!

:-)

Klaus Stefan Gerber said...

Nice to hear... hope the best for the future also...

Cheers

Klaus.

Anthony said...

One of the best things in life - good news for good people. Glad to hear it all went well.

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks Anthony!

Mark Iverson said...

Many thanks Klaus :-)