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!!