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.


  1. Did the doctors say that it could just be something called syncope(pronouned sink-co-pee)Its very common is young people. My neice would get dizzy and almost faint when ever she would stand in on spot too long. That was when she was about 8 years old. It lasted for a while til she was in high school. But it seems to be better now that she is grown.

    1. They did say it could possibly be syncope. I think the biggest concern is that he showed a long QT in the ER and the fact of how quickly his came on. The cardiologist said usually with syncope you have a little bit of a warning. I'm glad to hear your niece out grew it. I am hopping that the next test reveal no futher problems..

  2. We will be praying for L.J. and your family...God Bless :)

  3. I am glad you are keeping in good spirits during all of this, I am sure that is comforting for LJ. I will pray that the doctors come to a final verdict soon and it is something that is easily resolved!

  4. I am glad you are keeping in good spirits during all of this, I am sure that is comforting for LJ. I will pray that the doctors come to a final verdict soon and it is something that is easily resolved!

  5. All the best for L.J., doctors are pretty good these days.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me here!

  6. Sweet Serena, I can't even imagine what you guys are going through... Your little boy is so brave!! I am thinking of you and praying that everything will end well. Love ya! xoxo

  7. Oh, how very stressful this must be! Prayers that all will be OK. xo

  8. I didn't know of this situation with your son. Please know you and L.J. are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Serena, I'm so sorry that you and your family are going such a challenging time right now. I will keep you in my thoughts.

    Take care or you too!

  10. Hello Serena, thanks for discovering my blog as you gave me opportunity to hop into yours. Your family have been brave and your positive energy will help your son to heal. I do pray and hope for his speedy recovery. I know it's worrying especially when your kids or love ones are I am a mom too. All the best and take care. Will be popping in to find out his progress!

  11. May God bless your L.J. and give him a speedy recovery. Our familys also going through a hard time, my father in law has been in the CCU for past many days, I can absolutely relate how hard it is to stay strong for those really dear to you...All the best my dear.hugs

  12. Big, GIANT hugs and prayers to you.....

  13. new follower from the blog hoop!:)God bless!

  14. Prayers for the correct diagnosis and recovery. Chin up little guy.

  15. Prayers to you & your family that everything will be fine. Sending you & L.J a big cyber hug! God bless you all!


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