Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Echo Results Are In....

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.:)


Mel said...

Hey that's such good news. The bigger and stronger he is, the better as far as I can tell :)

Tina said...

Well that sounds good, I know not all good, but at least there is no urgent rush to do anything right now....and I know what you mean about that nagging feeling at the back of your mind, I would be just the same. Can't one check earlier than a year if one wants to?
Like you said just keep your mind right now on the positive and spend time enjoying both the children and I am sure with a little time when you see Wysdom doing so well, your worries will leave you, and for now just relax and enjoy your favourite T.V. show.

Cathy said...

I think your apprehension is very normal. We were given the all clear over a year ago, but I'm already stressing about Lily's appointment in June. Take care!

ch said...

One of LC's post-surgery echo's showed similar results. We were expecting another surgery at some point, but then she knocked our socks off 6 months later with an "all clear" report.

Wow, though. I've never heard of waiting a month for echo results. Is that how it typically works up north? I'd go bonkers. It certainly gives me something new to be thankful for that I'd taken completely for granted. All our echo's have been read Jace's last one, our cardiologist actually peformed the echo himself so he could explain everything he was seeing on the screen as he saw it. I didn't realize how spoiled we were!

Hope those toobers are where they're supposed to be!! Anxiously awaiting to hear what new surprises Wysdom will have in store for you...Sweet L'il Stinker.

Unknown said...

It's always good to hear that cardiology isn't worried. Although, I hear what you're saying. Us moms...we worry about everything.

We go to cardiology next month. I'm a nervous wreck already! We already know that Carly too has a leaky mitral valve. Although, they aren't too concerned about that. We also know, that Carly also has stenosis of the aortic valve. That has to be watched more closely. She had this once before and they took her in for a 2nd heart surgery. Well,,,, a couple years ago, they discovered it's back. However, they want to just watch her. Let her go until she show signs of needing intervention. Which scares the daylights out of me!

These kids of ours...they sure like to keep us all on our toes! Little stinkers!

Meghann said...

I am glad the results are good and can understand your worry. Sounds like you've got a busy schedule ahead of you, good luck!