Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Diagnosis...

Well...this morning was Brian's cardiology appointment. After praying the entire 20 minute drive that he wouldn't throw up again (I think I was slightly traumatized by his car sickness event), we arrived intact and braved the freezing cold walk into the hospital. Brian LOVES going on never matters where it is. He's such a happy, joyful child and leaves a wake of smiles as he bounces by any passer-bys.

The first step was vitals - with blood pressures taken from both arms and a leg. He smiled through that. The next step was an EKG with stickers and wires all over his belly, chest and arms as he laid on his back on an examining table. For some reason he giggled through that! Then the doctor came in to ask about his history and listen to his heart.

We spent a lot of time talking about Brian's iPad...his cool iPad cover (which I LOVE and HIGHLY recommend)...and how kids these days seem to be born with a knowledge of computers. Brian's a whiz! That iPad is a lifesaver during doctor appointments, long camping trips in a doctor's waiting room, and during Christmas shopping.

But, I digress...where was I? Oh, child's heart. The doctor made his diagnosis. It has been officially confirmed that Brian's heart is as sweet as we thought.
The doctor said he was 95% sure that Brian's murmur was completely innocent...but to cover all our bases, he could get an ultrasound. I was fine with that - better safe than sorry. Brian was such a good boy during the ultrasound - especially when he had to lift and turn his neck in a very awkward position so she could get a shot of his artery.

I was so proud of him today. And extremely relieved that his only diagnosis was "Sweetheart"...confirmed by the doctor and every nurse and technician he came in contact with today.

When I got home, Miss Sara and Gavin were eating lunch. Sara reported that they had a great morning! Gavin was in his walker, he played at the art table, she had him crawl up the stairs, and they played with the iPad. Sara already qualifies for the olympic trials for the number of times she's leapt over objects to save Gavin from one of his precarious climbing adventures...or ran to rescue his teeth from cracking on the kitchen counter. Gavin has replaced Brian as the new monkey in the house! We are really enjoying getting to know Miss Sara (not to be confused with our original Miss Sarah with an h!). The boys just love her and she jumped into our routine in no time!

So, do you like the new look up above? A big thank you, once again, to a lovely person...and a talented blog designer, Franchesca. You can find her at Small Bird Studios! And our three family portraits were taken before Christmas by my friend Julie at JRosser Photography. I thought we needed to freshen things up around here...

1 comment:

  1. Kate, that is SUCH wonderful news. My heart is happy for you.

    LOVE the new blog look! Clean and friendly. Like you! When you shower, that is. He, he.

    HAPPY New Year. I hope it is a great one for all of you.


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