Follow by Email

Friday, April 13, 2012

Surgery update April 13,2012

Things are somewhat grim for Ajay. We spoke to the surgeon and he reluctantly told us there is nothing more he can do. Ajay, and his left lung have run into problems. He had to disconnect all the shunts and conduit that were placed Friday due to extreme clotting and blockage. The amount of blood traveling through the shut T's were too much for the very tiny vessels, or collaterals to handle, resulting in extreme clotting through the entire pathway. It left the surgeon no choice but to take it out. Ajay's collateral were few, and very tiny for the surgeon to work with. He said the collateral were at best, as big as a tip of an ink pen, at its widest point. He also said they were so weak, that it was the consistency of tissue paper. The amount of volume of blood needed to run through the shunts could not keep up with the tiny openings to flow adequately. So the blood clotted because it had no where to go.

So Ajay now has lost more left lung function then he came in with on Friday. Its no ones fault, its just that the surgeons had very little to work with from the start.

So where do we go from here? Ajay will only have an estimated 10% lung function on the left assuming he recovers and they can keep him stable. The surgeon suggested since we are here, to close him up for now, and meet with other team members to see if its possible to go back to the right lung, and make that opening better to be able to handle blood coming from the left side as well as maintain adequate pressure for both sides. The team will run more tests to see of Ajay can with stand another open heart procedure, loss of blood, extreme clotting issues, etc. And then be put on a heart lung machine to see if right lung will be able to handle the flow for both lungs. The left lung is no longer able to with stand normal lung function. Although he will still have a lung, it will only function at 10%. With that in mind, Ajay only has 2/3 of his right lung functioning, so this extra load from the left lung will definitely be extremely more difficult for Ajay to breathe.

At this point, we are not sure of the outcome, but know Ajay will give his best fight. Until the team makes a new plan, Ajay will be sleeping deeply to avoid any stimulation, so that he would be able to breathe peacefully.

I am sure that the team will make a decision after tests are completed and blood studies are taken into consideration. Lots of data will need to be gathered before a definite answer will be given. Our surgeon wants to be absolutely sure that we are giving him the best odds.


  1. Dear Carrie,
    I cannot remember how I came across your blog, but my husband and I have been praying for Ajay and for your precious family since his first surgery.

    My words are inadequate...please know that our family continues to hold your family up in fervent prayer before the Lord.

    Michelle Parker

  2. Carrie,
    "My God is Mighty to Save"!!!! Praying for His will, strength, Peace and endurance for you all!

  3. My heart breaks for Ajay and all who love him. I remember reading a similar update last fall. Praying God will once again provide Ajay with a miracle. Praying also God's peace in your hearts.

  4. i can't find any words to say what my heart feels....God bless Ajay and your entire family.
    your sister in christ

  5. I'm praying for you and Ajay.... for peace, rest, wisdom, comfort and healing. hugs... Carrie McKean

  6. Praying for your sweet Ajay. i cannot imagine what this feels like. i just know that God has it all in His hands. Praying for you.
    mama to Adahlyn from New Day

  7. Dear Carrie,
    I sit here and cry for what your sweet little child has gone through. I wanted you to know My family has been praying for Ajay and all of you since you came home with this special little boy and we will continue to pray for a miracle. God Bless!

  8. Praying praying praying in Alabama for sweet Ajay.
    Ephesians 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we all we could ask or imagine..."

  9. Ajay is on my heart, quite heavily, and I have and will continue to pray for him and for you all. It’s the best thing I can offer, since my words and thoughts and actions are so very insufficient. I am so thankful for all of the folks posting that they are praying for you. And if my prayers contain words and thoughts that are incomplete, or are nothing but tears, there is comfort in Romans 8:26 - "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered". I do know that Ajay is in God’s hands, and on His heart.

    God placed a son from New Day in our hearts as of the beginning of February, and my gut has been on fire for these kids ever since. I am so helpless and inadequate, but God isn’t. 2 Corinthians 12:9
    "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me". Praise the Lord!!

    It is obvious from your posts that Ajay has the love of a family in his heart, and in his mind. Good job, momma. May God please give your heart and mind peace and calm during this time.

    Love & prayers promised to you,
    from Stacy in southern Ohio

  10. Our family has been and will continue to pray for your sweet Ajay and your entire family!!
    God has a plan for him!!
    Jace's mom from New Day