"He lived happily ever after."
And just that quickly, we have an exciting and promising solution to Rafa's bronchomalacia!
Dr. Jennings did not find any issues with the airways or blood flow in the lungs Rafa has grown (which he reminded us were "very impressive") upon first look at the CT scan. He did, however, find that Rafa's right bronchial tube had collapsed, but that the damage had not extended into his lungs. Where does the good news come in?
THIS IS OPERABLE. THIS IS FIXABLE. Dr. Jennings feels we're on the right path and making good progress and wants to keep things moving in the right direction, and has promised to give the situation a great deal of thought tonight so that he can come up with a surgical solution.
And he ended the conversation with, "My pleasure."
This is the part of the roller coaster where you take your hands off the bar and scream like your life depended on it...and love every minute of it.
Please continue to keep those candles lit and Rafa in your thoughts and prayers. It's working! It's really working!