Monday, March 8, 2010

Heart Update....

Ok, so on Friday we went to Primary Chldren's for Bethany's one yr check up for her heart. She had to be sedated so they could do all the testing. now, if you know Bethany you will know how VERY stubborn she can be (not sure where she gets that from....Anyway, she was super brave and cried a little while they put the IV in but was great after. They put the first dose of meds in for her sedation and she got loopy....she kept trying to say momma but more like mmmmmmma...lol...her eyes glazed over and we laid her down. She freaked and started yelling at us "no, no, no" so they gave her more meds. So you understand, she needs to be completely still for this test. They are looking at her heart to make sure all the repairs are holding up and the heart is doing what it is supposed to do. If she isnt still it takes longer. Normally they will give her the meds in tiny intervals to keep her out longer but not this time. She wasn't having any of it. They maxed her out on her sedation within the first 10 minutes! When the test was over we went up to recovery so she could have a popcicle and juice. If she can keep this down we get to leave....again not happening. Because they had to give her all the meds at once she got super sick. She ended up throwing up on Tyson twice. They both fell asleep in the rocking chair. She was out for a few hours. Dr. Arrington (her cardiologist) came up to see us. Again, he made me cry. This time is was great news (getting teary eyed typing). He said she looked great. All the repairs are holding up and her heart is working the way it should be. He thought she would have her pacemaker by now and is very surprised at her health and the fact she wouldn't take the sedation. We only have to go back yearly now! We are so happy and cant believe after all the crap she has had to go through she is doing so well. There is nothing holding this little girl back. She was so brave! I am so proud of her.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

so glad to hear that everything is lookin' good!

Sarah Cox said...

won't be surprised if she doesn't need the pace maker for a long time, if ever!
Good girl Beth!

Hailey

Hailey is in the 4th grade this year. I can't believe how big she is getting. She is really into science stuff. She loves anything about the universe and planets. She loves to experiment and figure things out. Hailey is a wonderful big sister. She loves helping out and taking care of her little sister. She can make her sister laugh more than anyone and is VERY protective. We are so proud of her.

Bethany

Bethany just turned 2. She is a sassy little girl but I wouldnt have it any other way She is a tough girl. She loves her big sister so much. She loves to play with her and they have a lot of fun together. She is into Curious George and Super Why. She can count to 14 and say her ABC's. She eats EVERYTHING! You would never know this kid had to have heart surgery!