Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Thursday, March 20, 2008
Journey had a cardiology appointment today. It's a followup from the murmur check last month. He had a repeat echo.
First the good news.. he is 9 lbs 5.6 oz and 20 inches long now! That is a 2 lb weight gain in 4 weeks :) hehe YAY!! This makes me feel so good because I know he's getting plenty to eat :)
Now the not so good news... his murmur is getting worse. Which we knew was a possiblity. The doctor told us that 50% of babies get better on their own and 50% require some sort of surgery. His is getting bad enough that the doctor wants the procedure done sometime in the next month. The cardiologist said that there are 2 surgeons in the area that could do it but he would rather send Journey to Gainesville to the huge hospital there where there is a pediatric cardio surgeon who specializes in this procedure. He is sending the paperwork and echos and everything over to Gainesville for the other doctor to take a look and give his opinion on it but pretty much he knows the other doctor will agree. So we'll schedule it next week sometime and it will probably be for about 2 or 3 weeks from now. We'll have to spend the night in Gainesville at the hospital because it requires an over night stay since he will be put under.. I'm spazing out. I had a big problem with my 11 month old being put under for tubes in his ears.. now my 2 month old will be going under for a catherization in his heart.
So yeah.. that's our update..