Wednesday, July 13, 2011

pictures of his little heart...

It's only 9:30am and it's been a long day already! Usually at this time we would just be finishing up breakfast and getting our day started, but today, we've been up since 6am!

As you may remember, at Boogie's 9 month appointment we found out that he is extremely anemic.  His Pedi started him on iron supplements and he has been taking them everyday since. Unfortunately, at his 12 month appointment we didn't see much improvement.  His hemoglobin levels are still well below where they should be. So, more iron and continuing on iron enriched formula and will check back again in 3 months.  Also, at his 12 month appointment his Pedi seemed to be taking an extra long time while listening to his heart.  I knew something wasn't right.  He finally looked up at me and said, "I definitely hear a heart murmur."  He said that in conjunction with his anemia issues, he was slightly concerned and wanted us to see a pediatric cardiologist. Of course, I cried the whole way home and immediately made an appointment at Children's Mercy.

So, that's where we spent our morning!! We arrived at the hospital around 7:30am.  Boogie got his blood pressure taken, an EKG and an Echocardiogram! He was such a champ.  We are blessed to have such a happy, easy-going little man. Just like everywhere else we go, he had all the nurses wrapped around his little finger in a heart-beat! Mommy on the other hand, not so easy going.  I cried watching him lay there for what seemed like hours as they took a million pictures of his little heart.  Nobody this small should have to be going through something like this!

After the doctor reviewed everything he came back with great news! There were no structural abnormalities with his heart and no arrythmias; just an innocent murmur! Something he may grow out of, something he may have forever, but nothing to be concerned about. As we drove away from the hospital I said "fingers crossed that we never, ever have to go back to that place!"

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