Posted by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch / Thursday, May 17, 2012
An Update On L.J.
This week has been one of those crazy weeks. Monday L.J. had the day off of school to have his echo cardiogram done in Seattle and see the pediatric cardiologist. We ended up finding out he has a small hole in his heart between his right atrium and left atrium.( This just happened to be by chance we discovered this since his heart wasn't enlarged and if he hadn't of passed out we wouldn't have gone in for the echo cardiogram.) I guess the hole isn't what the doctor believes caused the fainting and he is going to discuss with another pediatric cardiologist to get a second opinion on whether they should close the hole or not. From what the cardiologist said it is a procedure where L.J. should be able to go home that same day. We will be going back in a few weeks to have a treadmill stress test done also. The biggest concern is he may have a long QT syndrome and they will not be able to rule that out until the treadmill test. The Dr. said for now he is allowed to play and be normal.
This is a picture of L.J.'s heart! Pretty incredible to watch a heart pump and the valves open and close. We had a fun time watching his heart beat. Some of the valves L.J. thought looked like lips making funny sounds and ones that looked like long wispy things that flutter in the wind opening and closing.
He was brave and did amazing. We enjoyed at the end of our 3 hour Dr. visit watching out the window from the 8th floor. He had fun watching the people and cars down below moving around. We also enjoyed looking out at our pretty city. Thank you all for all the blessings and prayers. I hope this next visit in a few weeks will have all of our questions answered or at least most. He is an amazing kid and this whole experience just reminds me to love on the kids all the more.