Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8/24 Cardiology Appointment

Today Cole had a cardiology appointment and an echo.  Cole really wasn't a fan of the echo he cried so I had to sit up on the table and nurse him while she did the echo.  The echo revealed that his branch pulmonary arteries infact did not grow at all since his surgery.  It looks like it will take awhile for his pulmonary arteries to grow.  I guess in some they get the shunt and the pas grow right away and in others it takes some time.  For Cole it seems like it is going to take some time.  Dr. Szwast was thrilled with how Cole looked though.  We are getting a pulse oxometer for at home to check his oxygen stauration levels daily.  His oxygen saturation levels were great though today at 87%.  I guess she just doesn't want me to worry if he has any tet spells (blue spells).  He is weighing 11lbs 15oz!!  I guess it is a good thing that I washed Owen's 3-6 month clothes that Cole can wear.  A majority of them are winter and it is still a little too warm out for winter clothing.  That is okay though I like to buy Cole new clothes!  I also moved him up to size 2 diapers.  He was just having way too many blow outs.  haha..  I have slowly been incorporating some ice cream back into my diet.  He seems to be tolerating it well!  Yippie!!!! 

After each caridology appointment I sigh a big sigh of relief!!  Although, September he has a doctors appointment every week...  In a way I wish they were all in the same week so I could have a couple weeks off.  Oh well...  Hopefully GI will release him if everything continues to look the way it has.  Then, he will only need to see cardiology.  He also sees ENT in the middle of September. 

1 comment:

  1. a good report, yay! (and hooray for icecream!) :)