Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cardiology Check up

The day after we got back from Disneyland we had Jack's semi-annual cardiology check up.  Dr Puchalski gave him and A+ and said to come back in another 6 months.   We thought we might start discussing the Fontan, but his sats were 83 (after he stopped crying long enough to take a breath) and Dr P said that as long as they are that high we can wait. He expects his sats will start to drop within the next few pounds that he gains so surgery could still potentially be late next summer, but as long as he keeps doing well they think we might even be able to push it off another year. Wouldn't that be nice!  He is now 28 lbs, so that is kind of the magic minimum weight they want kids to be before they do the Fontan, but bigger is better and it looks like we've got room and time to grow.

It's also really nice to have more time before we start planning his surgery because this summer is going to be a busy one for us as we are expecting baby #2 at the beginning of June.  If you ask Jack, he insists that he wants a baby sister. Not sure why, but we'll find out for sure in a couple of weeks. We're a little nervous but hopeful that things will be less stressful with this pregnancy than the last. And for those who have seen me recently and thought "Boy, she's overeating this holiday season," the answer is yes, yes I am, but thankfully I also have another good reason for my getting-fatter-by-the-day tummy.

13 comments:

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Congrats! What is your due date? We are due June 19th and although we have a very healthy daughter, we are still a little more nervous this go around.

That is great news for Jack!

Christina said...

Congratulations on the baby news! I am excited for you guys. Glad you had a great trip to Disneyland and a good report for the doctor.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina

The Simmons Family said...

I think it is so awesome that you have twice yearly cardio visits. We are always making out 5 weeks out and praying for 6 weeks. :)

LOVE the Disney pictures.. we leave on Sunday. The boys would have had so much fun together!

Kyle and Alli said...

WOHOO!!! Congratulations all the way around! Great news for Jack and congrats on the baby!! At least now you have some peace of mind that you will be able to get this baby here before undergoing another surgery!

Patty and Kevin said...

Amiee, that is great news! It almost brings me to tears thinking how well little Jack is doing. He's a rock star. And congratulations on baby #2!

Amanda said...

Whoohoo! Congrats on upcoming baby #2. I love how Jack wants a baby sister. Oh, and there's no such thing as overeating when you're pregnant. Enjoy!

Ben said...

That's so great, Aimee!!! I'm so excited for you guys. Great news on Jack too. He'll be a great big brother.

The Petersen Family said...

Congratulations! Both are great news!

Erica Williams said...

WHAT?! I'm so happy about Jack's test results, but even more excited about baby #2! Congrats!

Heather said...

Jack wants a sister because Rach and Josh have one. ;-) And I think that Jack now weighs more than Bethany.

Joel and Ronni Jo said...

Yea!! Congratulations!!!

Thatchers Treehouse...Tami said...

Congrats, you make beautiful babies....;) Much Love!

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