Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Sweet Nicholas

We have a wonderful nurse that comes to our home once a month to check on the kiddo's and she also administers the Synagis shot for RSV for the babies. During each visit she checks their weights, lengths, listens to their hearts etc. Well, during the visit for the 2nd round of these shots (they get them for 6 months) she was listening to Nick and heard a murmur. Ok, well thats no big deal, lots of people have murmurs. This is my reasoning to keep myself calm. So we take him to see his ped. who hears the murmur as well. He sends him to do an EKG. Ok, just precautionary. . .its no big deal. . .right? So in goes my "little" (all 16.5 lbs of chubba lovin) man to the hospital to get those round sticky thingy's put all over him. He did pretty well, poor punkin. A couple of days later we get a call from the doctor. Nicks EKG is back and it looks as though he has a "small hole in his heart". This is where I panicked. I'm no doctor but I'm purty sure that your ticker is a major part of you that you dont want any holes in! So now we have to go see the ped. cardiologist. I took Nick today and he did really well at the appointment. The cardiologists explained everything to me in great detail. I will spare you the technical stuff but what it all boils down to is he does have a very tiny hole in his heart, not causing him any stress what so ever, so at this point we just monitor. What great news, no intervention need as of yet. We are still hoping the hole will close on its own. Please keep Nick in your prayers that the hole will close and his heart will be ok. Here is a picture of mommy and Nick on the way to the appointment today. He has a rash on his face, dermatitis I'm told. Poor punkin can't get a break! Even so, isnt he just the cutest! I LOVE his little hat, thanks Deb!!!

9 comments:

MasonTripletsPlusOne said...

Hi Mary, my Nicholas had a small opening in his heart too that was found by hearing a murmur and we had to follow up with a ped cardiologist. When he went at 2 years old it had closed on it's own:) It's scary, but I'm sure he will be a ok!!

Jill

Nichelle said...

Aww poor baby! I will say a prayer for him! I have heard of alot of babies getting them and it closing up on their own...

Michele said...

Glad the appointment went well.
It was nice talking with you this morning. I will definitely keep you all in my thoughts.

Cassie said...

He is the CUTEST! I just want to give him a big hig! Im glad no intervention is needed and I will pray that it corrects itself!

gramma and poppa said...

Gramma's little professor! I love the hat!. I was very suprised at his size. He got so big. I didn't notice it in other pics but I do in this one. WOW! He's going to come through this with flying colors. He's big, healthy, and gets lots of love and prayers, and the best mommy and daddy in the world! I can't think of a better combination for a cure. Can you? Love Mom

gramma and poppa said...

P.S. I love your hair.

katie h said...

Just wanted to let you know we are praying for the little cutie! Also my Jimmy had a hole in his heart too, sounds similar to Nicholas not to serious but had to be monitored with ultrasounds and EKGS. I agree it's not a place where you want to find a hole..I was quite nervous too! I think he was around 2 or 3 when it closed by itself thank the Lord!!! He is 13 now with no problems at all!

bekster01 said...

Aw! Poor baby! I hope that the whole closes soon! And I know that it will close. So I will ttyl bye!

Mary Dunbar said...

Thank you everyone for all the incouraging comments for Nick! I am praying everything will turn out ok. Katie and Brittany H., we were going to call you a couple of weeks ago to babysit but our plans feel through. =( Maybe we can have a night out soon. . . Valentines Day??? hehe