We are home by Elohim's grace. Jacob (our son) was released late this afternoon. Here is what is currently happening.
The two blood panels that they were concerned about one being the cardiac enzymes was ran again this morning, as well as another sonogram of his heart. One of the blood panels (I cannot remember what blood work for that is called) was back to normal. The cardiac enzymes blood work was still high but slowly is starting to drop.
They believe that his heart was attacked by a virus. It is like a "flu" that has attacked his heart and like the "flu" that you get it will take time to recover from. Where as a "flu" would take a few weeks, this will take months to heal from. Here is the catch. Jacob has an appointment on June 30 to take test again (EKG, Blood Work and another Sonogram) then see the cardiologist. As long as those numbers do not go back up from the normal blood work, and the cardiac enzymes do not go back up and continue to go down then he will make a full recovery in time.
If that does not happen they say this is either a virus that they cannot treat at this time or his own immune system attacking his heart. Which means he will have to see a cardiologist for the rest of his life. The latter situation would be a very bad thing.
As for the sugar in his urine that was found again in the ER, the cardiologist does not believe that has anything to do with his heart situation. We are going to have to contact the kidney disease doctor again to have him run more extensive tests. I am myself not convinced that the sugar in the urine and his heart problems are not related but we will shall see.
The cardiologist sent off cultures to see if they can confirm this is a virus but that will be about 10 days out for any results if there are any.
So in summary, we are praying that this is a virus that is curable and that in a few months he will be completely healed. That would be the best outcome. We are to call the cardiologist if he has minor pain and if he has persistent pain or moderate or higher pain we are to return to the hospital immediately. So please continue to pray for us and especially him.
If anything changes before we go back to the doctor on June 30th we will let you know. He is supposed to be as in the doctor's words "a couch potato" and "no stress" for the next week. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask and we will try to answer.
Lastly, THANK YOU for all the prayers and support you have given during this trying time for our family.
Inga (aka Kitty)