We met with our cardiologist today to get the results of an echo that we had done about a month ago. I will not keep you in suspense. Can I just say how nervous I was in the meeting. I didn't feel nervous before the meeting. But as soon as the cardiologist started to talk. I started to feel anxious and felt myself breathing faster. I felt like what he was saying was right out of Charlie Brown. I couldn't hear clearly for a few seconds. The sound was all distorted and blurry.
The results are good.
Not amazing. But good.
Amazing would be "your son looks great and we don't have to see you again".
We did not get that.
What we got was a solid good for now.
What that means is this that there is some regurgitation or leakage on the left side of the heart and that is minimal or mild(Yeah).And yes this is common to have some mild leakage. However and yes there is a however. There is some leakage on the right side and also some stenosis or narrowing. (okay, so what does that mean?) It means that this is something that we have to watch and monitor. They don't know what will happen. Right now the good part is that Wysdom doesn't have to go in for another 6 months or so. Then after that check up we will do an echo in a years time if all looks good. At that time they will reassess if any medications or surgery is needed. Right now his heart rate is good and therefore his heart is not working extra hard. They are just not sure what will happen as he grows over the year or years. If this same amount of leakage that is on the right now was on the left side of the heart we would have to worry now. However because it is on the right it gives us some time. Let me just say I was so out of it that I jumped in and said to the cardiologist " so what he needs surgery in a year??????!!! He was like "no what I said is that he needs an echo in a year.
So yes I am very happy. However I am not going to lie. I am a little apprehension for the future. I wonder if this is common feeling with other heart mamma's out there. I left feeling good that we have another year or so but I also have this little whisper in the back of my head. Anyways I am sure once I get back into the routine of the next day or so that I will forget about the worry for now and just continue enjoy and love Wysdom. (And Blyss)
Next on our agenda is a MMR shot for Wysdom in the morning, a physical for me. Next on our agenda is to check out why Wysdom had a bad hearing test result earlier in the week. We need to plan to see an ENT again to see if this little guys tubes are still in. Anyways that's something to do next week.............. :) Now off to relax and watch some TV.:)