Thursday, October 18, 2012

and the doctor said.

She said to stop his medication.  You know, the one he's been taking three times a day since he was two days old.  Woohoo!

She said his heart function looks great.  Normal to be exact. Still has some messy looking valves, but they're working and working well.

She said he's growing into his enlarged heart, and that his heart size is much improved. 

She said she'll see us in a year, unless he starts acting differently since stopping his medication.

I'm one excited mommy right now. 

Here's our recap:
Rise and shine and heading out before the sun is up.
He walked in there on his own. Like a boss. We let him walk everywhere, even to the echo room, and I think he felt like he was in control of the situation in a way.  I honestly think that helped soothe his fears because he sat through the echo, no sedation at all, watching Chuggington for all 30 minutes. (really the last 3-4 minutes was a bit chaotic, but who's counting those anyway).
post echo and finally getting some milk and some snacks.
waiting for the cardiologist

Finally, we went to our usual spot.  The spot we went to after every appointment while pregnant with Preston, Hungry's, and this mommy celebrated with some bubbly.  Doctor's orders.  (okay, not really, but I swear she was thinking it). 

She again used the word blessed when she spoke of Preston.  I couldn't agree more. 

He does have some abnormal heart sounds (a click and a widely split S1 and S2 for all my medical friends reading this), but she doesn't anticipate that there will be any complications any time soon and maybe never.  She did say, though, that Preston will need some close attention during his adolescent and teenage years for any kind of funky arrhythmia. 

Until then I won't think about him being an adolescent and will continue to cherish every day being his mommy.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20


Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Aghhhhh!!!! I am so thrilled and happy for y'all to hear this news! What a relief and what wonderful words. Have been praying all morning and waiting to hear! (side note: Hungry's was our place too after every appt when I was preggers - and also where we went after q's successful surgery so holds a special place for us too : ) Love that!)

Missy said...

I am in tears!!
So happy for such amazing news!! Love that little guy, he truly is such a little miracle and blessing!!

tell it to your neighbor! said...

Congrats on no sedation and congrats on amazing results!!! That is wonderful news! Amen! Sounds like we may have the same ped. cardiologist. Smart thinking to have Preston walk in on his own and very cute. :)

Kristin said...

This is so sweet and made my cry, I'm so happy for all three of you! What a little gift from heaven he is :)

Shae said...

Wonderful news! Been checking in all day. Amen!

Breann said...

Love you so much!

Lori said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Shannon said...

Wanted to swing by the blog after seeing your link on FB---Yay, girl I'm beyond thrilled for you and your entire family! P is such a sweet soul and I'm so thankful things are going so well! Enjoy the rest of your day and ride this high as long as you can! God Bless!

The Fields Family said...

What great news. Still thinking and praying for little Preston. He is quite a doll!

Dianna said...

That is awesome! I am so glad to hear everything was good! You deserve to celebrate and enjoy your precious boy!

Alyssa said...

So glad for great news! I'll be praying that he handles no meds like a champ! And no, don't think about those adolescent years- they come way too fast. Trust me!

Becca said...

aw yay!! so glad for such good news!!

Samantha said...

Great news! Preston is so blessed to have you for his mommy!

emily said...

Praise God! What wonderful news!