We Train ‘Em Young

Knittybaby had another visit with his cardiologist yesterday. I was pretty nervous about it, as lately his heart condition has sort of slipped into the back of my mind. On a day to day basis there’s nothing much to think about. It’s more the long term that is serious and the matter of when he will be having surgery. When we first saw the cardiologist in June, it was looking like the recommendation would be to have surgery this year sometime. Although he was doing great at his last appointment, I was worried that this time the doctor would say, “it’s time” and while part of me just wants this operation done with, the other part of me just wants to wait as long as possible.

Well, yesterday was good news! His coarctation has stayed the same: no big difference in his blood pressure and the pumping chamber is good as ever. His doctor said he looks so good we don’t have to come back for another year!!! Even better, he did say that while more than likely he will have to have the surgery someday, in the meantime it looks like it could be a quite a few years. He just wants to monitor him and make sure that things don’t change. He also said if they do need to operate when he is younger they will probably just put a stent in his aorta rather than do the entire procedure. That way they can wait until he is older and there might be a better way to repair his aorta than there is now. So while that heart surgery is still looming out there, it looks like it will be a long way off, when he is older, stronger and more able to handle it.

Now if that last tooth would just come in.

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11 responses to “We Train ‘Em Young

  1. Anonymous

    Hooray for Knittybaby!!! That is wonderful news and must be quite the relief.

    I will begin thinking “good tooth” thoughts ASAP!

  2. Anonymous

    What good news for Knittybaby!

    Good luck with teething.

  3. Diane

    That’s such great news.

  4. renee

    What great news!! I’m sure you must be so relieved.

  5. Kat

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! This is amazing and blessed news. We are praising God with you and will keep Knittybaby in our prayers!!

  6. Guinifer

    What a little fuzzyhead!
    Glad to hear he’s doing so well.

  7. Anonymous

    AWESOME NEWS. You must be so relieved. Get stronger, grow bigger, Knittybaby! You’re on a great track!!!

  8. Anonymous

    Glad to hear the good news about your littlest one! He looks ready to spin.

  9. Stephanie

    Wonderful news for you and your family. I know that having a child with any type of serious medical condition is hard on you as a mother, since I am learning about it first hand. My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy just a month ago. My daughter’s prognosis is good and I hope that your little one will be able to put off surgery for a while more.
    – Stephanie
    http://www.mesocrafty.wordpress.com

  10. Anonymous

    I’m glad for him, I’m glad for you.

  11. lisad

    Congrats on the good news. Great way to start off the New Year!

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