Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Primary Children's

So today we had Skylar's 6 month cardiology check up. I really thought that it would be no big deal... boy was I in for a treat! When we first arrived Skylar was just fine. We were just hanging out in the waiting room. Then they called our name and we went back to the echocardiogram room and the memories must have flooded back because he started throwing himself around and screaming bloody murder. I felt SO SO bad. And to top it off... mom left the dang bottle in the car. So I had to leave him with a stranger... a staff member... to run (literally run) out to the car. I didn't have any help today... all by myself. SO that was another new experience. Anyways. So we kept trying to warm sky up to the echo machine, but he wouldn't have it. We sang Pat-a-cake, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and Sunday Morning... once those were over.... He was back to throwing a fit. The echo tech finally said enough is enough. I thought they were going to have to do a sedated echo, but luckily we got enough pictures to see what Dr. Mart wanted to see.

So then we went to the room to wait and see the doctor. They had to do a 12 lead EKG on him and he didn't like that either. Wow, but she started blowing bubbles and that seemed to be the trick. The blood pressure cuff... what were we thinking? There was no way he would let us do that, so they didn't get a BP.

Needless to say, after all of that, everything looked GREAT! I am so so so so so happy. There were no funky heart rhythms. The hole that was present right after surgery had been sealed shut. His heart function was excellent and his growth was excellent. I am so pleased and so grateful that they were able to fix my babies heart. Technology these days just blows me away.

One last thing. Since my first child had a heart defect, every child thereafter is considered high risk for congenital heart disease. So once I am 6 months pregnant, so about three more months, I will have to go to Primary Children's Medical Center for a fetal echocardiogram and ultrasound. This is bittersweet. I think that it will be pretty neat to see my baby's heart function inside of me in such detail, but at the same time, I don't want to know if this baby has the same defect because it will just stress me out. Of course we are hoping and praying that this baby is perfect, which they will be right? Anywho. I'll keep you updated when we do that. Sky also has a check up again in 6 months. He's a champ!

2 comments:

Christina said...

Yea for a good report! I agree about the amazing technology. We were told if Jacob would have been our oldest instead of our youngest, he only would have had a 10% chance of survival instead of a 95% chance because of the amazing medical breakthroughs in the last 8 years.

Also, I thing the fetal echo are so important so I am glad you are going to be seen for one! Good luck and hoping for the best.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Jacob's Momma

Taryn said...

I'm so glad that everything checked out okay! we love you little sky-sky!