Bryan Kenneth English
Welcome! I greatly appreciate you visiting my page to learn more about Bryan and how you can contribute to him and others that have a congential heart defect!
As many of you may know Bryan is diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with a double right outlet ventricle and VSD. Basically, that means that his pulmonary artery in his heart is either blocked or did not form properly and has a hole in the lower two chambers of his heart. Bryan has already had undergone 3 cath procedures, 1 g-tube placement procedure (which he still uses the mic-key button), 1 tenotomy to correct his club foot and will have another one in July of this year, and his first open heart surgery back in February of this year.
Although the heart surgery took place later than we were anticipating, we are grateful for our cardiologist and surgeon who took care of Bryan. With the heart surgery, they did place a pulmonary valve in where the pulmonary artery is located, closed up/patched the VSD, took out 2 of the 3 PDA stents, and re-routed a vein that they later found was misplaced in his heart. Furthermore, we stayed at TCH longer than we expected and even had to return in March to extract fluid build-up from inflammation caused by the heart surgery. After this corrective surgery, we are given the impression that Bryan would have at least two more surgeries; one as a pre-teen/teen and one as an adult. These following surgeries are to focus on replacing the man-made pulmonary artery so that it can grow as Bryan grows into an adult.
To our knowledge, the only other heart related item that we are currently aware of is a MRI profusion test in early August of this year. This test is to verify the velocity of the blood flow around the area where the remaining stent is located. It is a precaution considering that the stent is or could narrow over time. Due to the potential for narrowing, there may possibly be one or two cath procedures to dilate the stent, but there is nothing set at this point.
We know that you have prayed and blessed us in so many ways already! Please, feel free to join our team and rally behind Bryan, our little superhero. If you are unable to join and participate in person for the walk, you are welcome to make a donation towards me, Keith, or our team as a whole to support Bryan and the research/programs that will be able to be accomplished due to your generous donation. However, continued prayers for him is all we truly ask for as we continue down this long journey! Thank you for visiting my Congenital Heart Walk personal fundraising page. As always, I greatly appreciate your support in any way!
Brittany, Keith, and Bryan
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