Jan 11, 2008

Where'd your doctor go?

Daddy and the kids came with me to my annual cardiology appointment. I take Ellie with me because she has a bicuspid valve with a little click. Jensen didn’t want to be left out of the fun day at the doctor. It’s actually pretty fun as far as doctor’s appointments go. I see a pediatric cardiologist because adult cardiologists don’t know much about the procedure that was last done on my heart. When I moved here and found a cardiologist, I had to explain the procedure to her… I figured that was a bad sign.

The kids got to help the tech hook me up to the EKG, and they got to pick shows during the echo. I came home from the cardiologist all hooked up to a 24 hour monitor. This experience always cracks me up because strangers stop me wanting to know if I’m OK. I suppose it is alarming to see electrodes attached to someone with two little ones in tow. The last time they did the monitoring was a couple years ago when I was pregnant with Ellie. I made the mistake of going grocery shopping, and I had sweet elderly ladies asking if they could help me. I steered clear of the grocery store, but I did take the kids to their swim lessons at the Y. Ellie was fascinated with the wires and leads, and made regular check ups on me. “Mom, I wanna see your doctor” When it was finally time for it to come off, she kept asking me, “Where’d your doctor go?” I think she was hoping it would be a permanent fixture.

Oh, so for those of you wondering… everything is about the same with my heart. He said that the ventricle is a little worse than last year, but the valves sounded about the same.


This is Dr. Stefanelli- he is great! It takes the right person to be a pediatric specialist.

Little bicuspid girl, he said her clicking was really mild! ALRIGHT!!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

I love Dr. Stefanelli! I am glad your & Ellie's news is good.

keysha said...

Looks like some fun times! (My little boy is sitting on the computer with me and he keeps wanting to see the kids at the Dr.)! I must say...you look exactly the same! (Gorgeous as ever!) Also...where do you live??

Sarah said...

I'm so glad that it's good news for both of you! And so cute that Ellie called them your "doctor". She sounds like such a cutie! And I'm so glad that you guys have a good doctor, that makes such a big difference.

piercefam said...

What a great doctor! I am happy that you all had good news. I really don't ever worry about it, I take chill cues from you!

Coatney, Party of Four said...

Yay for everything being good! I didn't know that Elvis had a little click. She's just a little you. Who took the pictures? The nurse?

The Eggett Clan said...

I'm so glad everything looked good. I forgot all about your heart. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself and your kids!!!

Tracy Family said...

You are inspirational! I love your blog! I love these pictures!! So adorable :)

piercefam said...

P.S. is the doc hot?