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Lainey, Nicholas and Gabriel.
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!!!