Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Emily's cardiologist

Emily's cardiologist is actually the same as Claire's. He is a really nice guy with great kid-rapport. Today was our first follow-up after the Emily's cardiac exams in the NICU. Coincidentally, we ran out of her heart medication yesterday, so we anticipated having Dr. Burke refill the prescription. But after listening to her heart with his stethoscope, he started shaking his head saying, "Her murmur isn't that bad, why did they put her on these meds?"

It sounded like good news, but I couldn't understand why his opinion would contradict his colleague's. But then a confirmation of good news in the next room as he diagnosed Emily with the ultrasound machine. He showed us plainly on the screen that the hole between her lower chambers is healing up. It is developing an aneurysm now, which normally sounds bad, but in this case it is a stage along the way towards healing. He was pleased enough with the state of things now, that he decided to take her off the medications. Follow-up appointment in 3 weeks to see progress. Pray. Praise.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Hooray! Praise God!

Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord!! Our hearts are full of praise for Em's heart healing progress! Lots of love! Nanna

Linda said...

WOO-HOO! WHat GREAT news!!!!!! WOW-WHEEEEE!!!!!! I will be interested in hearing the follow-up. Just saw Tillie at school- she is very, very sad and wants to come home. We are hanging in. Chelsea and Kevin are flying in SUnday evening!!!!! Kevin has a few interviews here!! They are looking at an apt in a nice family neighborhood in Tujunga, 12 miles from us. Alex is well, thriving in college and will be flying to Kentucky for the holiday. We are well. VERY tired, and well. Hugs to the girls, and you and Markus, and both sets of folks. Many blessings.
xoxox Linda