Lentil's CBC/Chem came back with elevated liver values and his ammonia level is extremely high (311)...so now we know poor lentil may also have a liver shunt, making the risk of anesthesia even higher. We went to UPenn on Thursday to do a bile acid test, which tests the function of the liver. That test was also elevated, so they are pretty positive now that a shunt is present. I feel as though walls are just caving in on me.
Currently, we are working on a new game plan...although we are still sticking to the May 28th surgery day...however, if they are able to find the shunt on ultrasound, Bean may have surgery to correct that on the 28th rather than the palate.
I refuse to let this get me down....and I hope all of you will continue to stay strong for him- he needs it- now more than ever! Love goes a long way, and Lentil is a trooper. He is full of life (as you know) and he is showing no clinical signs, which is wonderful news!
I'm sorry that I didn't get to making this announcement sooner, but I needed a bit of time to collect my thoughts and take all of this in. So now, the countdown to surgery day begins! We will continue to celebrate each day we have, and we look forward to a speedy recovery for our boy.....we have lots of people to meet when he gets better!!!
Thank you, again, to all of you for all of the love and support. It breaks my heart that I physically can't keep up with all of the messages I have on facebook (I'm about 1500 messages behind) and the "thank-you's" that I would like to personally send. Please know that I am so grateful...xoxoxo I love you guys!