Monday, January 25, 2010

A Happy Heart

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.

11 comments:

Charity said...

SO glad to hear all is well! We need another playdate, when I am not such a wreck. Avery is sick right now so i will call you when she is better.

Brammer Family said...

Awesome Awesome News! :)

Erica Williams said...

SO glad to hear that your cute little guy is doing well!

Kyle and Alli said...

That is always great news! I am jealous of the new Riverton outpatient extension site. We miss being so close to facilities that actually could treat our child instead of being told to always head to Primary's!

Daisie said...

Yea! So so fun to hear the great report! And even more glad we got to see you in real life!! Can't wait for next time!

The Hood's said...

Congrats Jack! Such great news! We love Dr. P too! So glad that he can come to the clinic so close to home! Jack, you are such a cutie!

One Happy Heart Family said...

So glad Jack got a great report. 23 pounds thats great! The new clinic has to be great! I just can't get my self to drive the extra distance, it's far enough LOL Maybe 1 day we will make out appointment there and we could have a play date after? So glad he is doing so fantastic!!!

Ryan and Hilary said...

What a stud!! I am so happy that he is doing so well!! Such a miracle man! Love you guys, Hope to see you soon.

Becca said...

That's awesome that he is doing so well. And 23 pounds is so great. I am also glad that you guys are so close. It makes such a difference when your headed there especially in an emergency.

Jill said...

Yeah! What wonderful news! What a lucky blessed little boy!

Mike and Rebecca said...

Isn't that sooo nice to have it soo close. Down the street for us. I can't wait for Brinley's next appointment to be there. (ok I can wait) Glade everything is going so good.He looks great! Rebecca