Some good news is, his aorta is not narrowed, which can be an issue, and his mitral valve, which is between the left ventricle and left atrium (top and bottom on left side) is working well and will just need a couple of stitches. The VSD, ASD (atrial septal defect) and mitral valve = Complete AV Canal defect (CAVC). Those 3 are the common issues (something new to me yesterday). The VSD will be patched with Dacron (spelling?) and the ASD with tissue that lines Calvin's heart. Any questions students? I hope not, because I am still learning, too. Well hey, I guess I will find out how the ticker works after all. It is nothing short of a miracle that he can have his fixed!
Dr. Sutton will have him in on next Thursday's conference with the other cardiologists and surgeons, and then he will call me. From there we will schedule the date. More news is to come.