As I had expected, we did not hear from the Cardiologist today.
He did stop by Carter's bed early this morning, and discussed the scans with the Attending doctor. It sounds as though they both agree that a surgery could be helpful, but he needed to pass the case on to a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon. As a test to see if taking the pressure off of Carter's airway would help, they put him on his tummy. Amazingly enough, his pressures and breathing were instantly better. We think that's a good sign.
The surgery involves tacking Carter's Aorta to his chest wall. We didn't hear too many details about it, but do know that it is risky....but not quite as risky as open-heart surgery since they will not need to put him on bypass. In our opinion, it is our only choice so we are hopeful that the surgeons are willing to try.
Hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to talk to the surgeons, but until then Carter will be sleeping peacefully on his tummy.