Friday, October 21, 2011

Got Ees Good, Part (I've Lost Count)

My younger daughter had her cardiologist follow-up yesterday.

When she was a month old, her pediatrician heard what he thought was a heart murmur, and sent us (her) for an EKG and a chest x-ray.  Then, he sent us (her, again) pediatric cardiologist in a sort-of nearby big city.   There, she had another EKG and an Echocardiogram, and the cardiologist discovered that her left pulmonary artery was kinked.  He said, at the time, that he expected for it to work itself out and that his main concern was that she would build up scar tissue around the kink and need surgery, and that he wanted to check her out in about a year.

Yesterday, we (she) repeated the EKG and Echocardiogram. 

They were all clear.  Perfect.  The good doctor said that there is no evidence of kinks, restricted blood flow, or scar tissue.  And - here's the best part - he released my perfect daughter from his care and said he hopes to never see us again unless it's in the grocery store aisle.

Also, as a happy side note, my tiny girl has gained a pound and a half in the last slightly-more-than-two months.

Also in Happy News, my friend Mali had a beautiful baby girl yesterday.  Please continue to remember Mali and Piper in your prayers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Please keep my friend, Mali, and her baby girl in your prayers.  Her blog is linked over there on the sidebar and she updates daily.