Jack's had his cardiology check up this morning. Because of his RSV shots every 28 days mixed in with all his flu shots and boosters and other pricks lately, he was not too happy once he discovered we were at a doctors office even though I tried to reassure him there would be no "owies." He screamed in terror and clung to either Hardy or I as they tried to get his measurements and blood pressure. The nurse finally had to leave the room so we could calm him down and we got his leg pressures, but as soon as we pushed the button for his arm blood pressure he started screaming and we couldn't get a good read.
Dr. Puchalski said Jack is doing fabulously and we should feel very lucky, which we do. He is huge (23 lbs) for a heart kid and sounds great. His sats were around 80 while we were there, but that was also when he was screaming his head off and not breathing very well. I think he's normally closer to 83. Dr. P said 80 is pretty good though and not to worry. We don't have to go back for 6 more months.
We did inquire about when he thinks Jack might have his next surgery, the Fontan. Based on how well Jack is growing, he anticipates within 18 months, so probably next summer before he turns 3. That could easily change but at least gives us an idea of what to prepare for.
We are huge fans of the new Riverton Primary Children's Outpatient Clinic. We were practically the only ones there. No sick kids every where. No waiting. Jack didn't even get to play with any of the cool waiting room toys. Dr. P stayed and chatted since he wasn't too busy. And it's like 5 minutes from our house. LOVE IT! As a bonus we even ran into our heart buddy Gracie Gourley in the lobby area. She is so darling. Fun seeing you Deanna.
Jack is growing and learning so much lately. Each day he picks up on something new. Today he and I went to Barnes and Noble which he thinks is the most fun thing ever. He ran around the kid section excitedly finding "Emo" (Elmo) books. Plus they have chairs and benches just his size that he likes to climb all over. And every kid in the store was his new best friend. He's also fascinated with shoes and loves to wear them all the time. And he's not picky if they are his own shoes or mine as seen pictured above. His other big thing lately is that he likes to request a "show" as he hands us the remote. He even says "peas" (please) so sweetly that it's hard to say no, even if I am sick of Handy Manny for the day.
What a sweetheart. We just love him more every day.
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