Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cardiologist update

JD had his follow up appt for his cardiologist this morning. It wasn't a horrible appt, but it wasn't as good as we were hoping. We thought we were done with them, but we apparently are not. :(

To lil' man is seriously on fertilizer or something!! :) He's 30 inches and 19lbs 11oz....this is up from 28 1/2inches and 18lbs 10oz last month!! Over a pound and 1 1/2 inches!! WOW

As for the rest of the appt. JD was a complete SWEETHEART and such an angel!! :heart He was in such a good mood and smiled and "chatted" with everyone. Everyone commented on how happy a baby he is and how handsome he is! As if this mom didn't know that one! ;) He had woman missing the elevators so they could sit and chat with him! He made so many new friends!

The first thing they did was his EKG, and he did really well with it. Much better than the last time. He didn't cry at all, not even when they pulled the tabs off him from the machine. He talked and babbled to the tech and Mommy. He is a wiggle worm though, so we had to work to hold his legs down. But the tech knew she was doing the pedi cardio so she had bubbles to entertain him with. He loved it, and really made a new best friend with her. So I think I am going to have to go get some bubbles, b/c he really loved tried to catch them.

So with all of this I was in such a good mood and so optimistic that everything was going to be great. They had mentioned last time they thought this would be his last appt since they didn't think we had anything to really monitor last time, they just wanted to follow up. Since they did hear the murmur, but thought it was just the baby murmur from the heart converting over from fetal blood movement to oxygen and all.

Well today they could still hear the murmur pretty loud, and they had hoped it would be softer or gone. GAAH But it's not!! Now they mentioned they think that it is a hole in the upper chambers after all. :( The good news on it though, is that they said they don't feel that it is life threatening right now, and they typically wouldn't do anything until a child reaches 3 or 4. So, we will continue going for EKG's and when he's 3 he has to go for an ultrasound of his heart. I was ok..until they mentioned the possiblity of surgery on it!!! :shock :crying

So, I'm sure that it is nothing to really worry just was news I wasn't expecting to get. I was totally ready for him to be released from them, not to hear that my son may need surgery in a couple years to fix his heart! :(

1 comment:

  1. merry meet
    my grandson was born with a murmur and hole in heart but he has had no problems at all, he is now 6. he has gone to the heart doctor about 2x's a year for about 2 years, then once a year and apparently his hole is getting smaller. So just so you know that it can have a happy ending and give you just a wee bit less worry.
    blessed be,
    ps what a beautiful child!