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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yearly cardio visit!

Izzy had her yearly cardio visit last week. There were some very heavy rains the night before so there was a lot of flooding and getting to the hospital was a bit of an adventure!  When we finally got there, parts of the hospital, including the parking garage, had been flooded and were being cleaned up and dried out.  We were sent up the road a bit to park and then shuttled to and from the hospital--I'm pretty sure the shuttling was Izzy's favorite part :)

Izzy went silent during the appointment and spent most of the time either staring at the floor or hiding her eyes. However, she was mostly cooperative and did respond with head shakes and nods and didn't hide under any chairs or tables ;-)  She didn't completely shut down so it's an improvement!

Her echo looks great so we have clearance for another year.

Friday, July 25, 2014

B has a heart murmur

Today was B's first cardiologist visit.  He's been having some minor symptoms that could be linked to CHD (and that could also be many other things) and combining that with our family history (two siblings with CHD and a great uncle that died a week after birth), he got a referral to be checked out at the cardiology clinic that diagnosed S.

He did fantastic :)  He was very cooperative and followed directions really well.  His EKG was normal but the cardio wanted an echo as well because Iz and S both had CHD.  It turns out that B has a heart murmur--first I've heard about it!  But his echo went beautifully and they got many really clear pictures that show no defects :)  Our tech was very thorough and it took a long time but they wanted to be really sure he was okay!  So his murmur is being classified as an innocent murmur and he does not need follow-up care and it shouldn't effect him at all.

I was hoping for everything being normal but I'll take an innocent murmur over a more serious diagnosis :)