Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Good News from the Cardiologist!!
Today we made our first visit to the cardiologist. We were a little anxious about the visit, because based on the size of Carsen's VSD from his referral paperwork we thought it would probably need to be repaired surgicallly. Carsen did very well during the visit and sat pretty still on my lap for most of his echocardiogram. Jamie entertained him with the iphone while I held him. The echo was the only test he had to have, other than vital signs. The news is that his VSD is now considered small and there is a good pressure gradient betweent the left and right ventricle. This all means that for now we do not have to start preparing for surgery! He does have some left ventricular enlargement, which means at some point in his life his left ventricle has worked harder than it should to pump oxygenated blood out to the rest of his body. The doctor believes that this probably occurred earlier in his life when the VSD was larger. So for now we go back in six months for another echo and hope that everything stays the same. So our prayers that we have been praying since last January for no surgery have been answered and we are so thankful!!