Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We had a scare.

Well, two days after I posted last I took Colt in for his last set of shots until he is five. During his appointment and well child check our doctor noticed a heart murmur that has not been heard before. He seemed to be a little concerned because it is fairly loud, loud enough that he could hear it through his back. Of course I completely panicked on the inside. The doctor told me that we wear going to need to get an echo to find out what the cause of the murmur is. The hospital here is not able to do pediatric ones so we were referred to Pocatello. All of this came about on a Friday and we were lucky enough to be able to get him in for the echo on Thursday. Thankfully the echo went very well and we were able to sit through the whole thing and the doctor walked us through it as he went. Colton's heart is normal there are no holes or big leaks. which is fantastic, the doctor believes that the sound is coming from one of his left aortic arteries, it is smaller than it should be so the blood goes through with a little bit of force which creates the sound. He feels that it will grow with him and shouldn't cause any problems. He is going to review the echo with the primary children's cardiologist when he visits this next week and if they think we need to do anything different they will let us know.
It is amazing how much the mind can race and think of the worst case scenario, I am just so grateful that everything is alright. The day of the test colton was so mad because they had to sedate him for the test and the medication took most of the day to wear off so he couldn't walk or even stand on his own because he couldn't keep his balance. It was crazy to see how upset he got because he didn't have that little bit of independence. I love my little family and hope and pray that they continue to grow up healthy and strong.

2 comments:

Ulrich Family said...

That is scary. Glad to hear that everything is ok. That's the worst when you hear there might be something wrong with your child. Of course us moms tend to think worse case scenario unfortunately. Hope everything else is good for you guys!

The Bodkin's said...

Hey Kim, I'm so glad everything is okay. I remember Dusty had a heart murmur too, and they told us that eventually the valve would close and everything would be okay. Super-scary though. Your family is adorable!