Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thursday's appointment

I'm a little behind in posting about Thursdays apt.. It was okay. Her echo didn't look as great as it has been since her surgery... darn. I got so used to hearing that her heart function was looking great that it stunk to hear they saw something that concerned them. Her valve is leaking more, it has always been mildly leaky, but it was moderately leaky during the echo. Her pulses were still great, but the echo's don't lie.. So they've increased her blood pressure medication in hopes that it will take care of the leaking. We have to go back in 9 days for another echo to check it. If it is still leaky, we have to do a cath. We weren't planning on a cath until she was like 2, so that was kinda dissapointing to hear. But it's not for sure yet.. we're hoping the meds take care of it for now and we can hold off on the cath. The last couple of days she has been a little sleepier than usual and not eating as good. Maybe it's just me being worried, but I have noticed a little of both those things. She did put on some good weight though.. finally 16 pounds!!

7 comments:

Camille Gould said...

I'm sure that was a little disappointing to hear. we'll keep Bela in our prayers and hope that everything continues to go well with your little miracle.

The Simmons Family said...

Ahhh... that stinks. Hopefully the meds will do their job and things will improve on their own. Cath's are so difficult at this age... it's torture making them lay there with their legs straight for so long and they just want you to hold them. (you can tell I'm still getting over our 2 weeks ago)

YEAH for 16lbs Bela!!

emcghee said...

So. . . . we'll hope that the meds help for now. I know you don't want to be worried about that when your concentrating on getting ready for that G-tube.

Matt and Stacey said...

Isn't it funny how we get so wrapped up in the day to day things (sats, feeding, congestions, germs, etc.) and sometimes forget to think about what got us here to begin with? I always just assume Addie's heart function is fine! Hoping the best for Bela...keep us posted!

Heidi Ann said...

Hooray for the weight gain!! I'm sorry about your disappointment, I can imagine how your heart sunk and how your worry is heightened. How hard it must be to have to look into every little thing, like sleepiness, wondering if it's something important. Hang in there. I'm ALWAYS here when you need a chat!

lundgrenville said...

Was wondering how you all were doing and hoped you would post soon.
Yay for the 16 lbs...! :)
We will continue to pray for that little sweetheart.
Hugs

Doreen said...

Wow, she's getting so big! She looks like such a happy baby. :o) Hopefully the meds will help her heart.