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Friday, September 17, 2010

Trying not to stress, Luke's 1 month appointment!

Today was Luke's one month appointment and all was going well, or so I thought. The appointment started off normal, he was weighed and measured! He weighs 11 pounds 7 oz which is over 3 lbs in the last 3 weeks haha! Needless to say he is a little chunker, he is way bigger than Vincent was at this point! (Vincent was 10 lb 3oz @ his 1-month check) Luke is clearly taking after his daddy!:)


Anyways all was going well, the doctor came in and started checking him and we were all chatty as usual, then after he listened to his heart I could tell something seemed off, he continued to check the rest of Luke, and it was just kind of an awkward silence from our usual talks during check ups. He was finished with the check up so I picked Luke up off the table thinking nothing and waiting for the doctor to say his usual "Keep up the good work, He looks great, See you next month" Well none of those came. What came next was kind of like a dagger in the chest to me!

"I heard a murmur when listening to his heart, you are going to need to see a cardiologist", my heart truly dropped to the bottom of my chest! He explained that this is typically a VSD, Ventricular Septal Defect, where there is a hole between the two ventricles in the heart. Most of the time this hole is small, and can close by itself and rarely cause any additional problems. But if the whole is large it can cause problems and need surgery. His doctor is thinking it is the less of the two and will be small and close on it's own, but we will not know for sure until we see the cardiologist.

I held all my emotions in during the remainder of the discussion, but a MILLION thoughts were running through my head. Jordan is out of town so after the appointment I called and left a voicemail but I could not finish the voicemail because the second I started to say "They found something wrong with Luke's heart" I burst in to tears and had to hang up. I am trying not to think about it because it is probably going to end up being nothing and if it is something there is really no reason to stress until I know for sure! So now I am focusing on the positives, that is Luke is growing and gaining weight like a champ! :) He is happy and healthy and I am sure our appointment with the cardiologist will go fine! But until then please say a prayer for Luke that if there is a hole, that it closes up with no problems! If you had similar problems with your baby please let me know! Any info would be great!! :)

We have our appointment @ Children's Hospital next Tuesday and we have one the top rated Children's Hospitals so I know they will have great cardiologists to do a thorough check of little man's heart! Until then I am going to keep my head up and not check google 247 for stories! lol 

In other news, Jordan gets home from his work conference tonight, he found out earlier this week that he is 3rd in sales in the entire company! I am so proud of him, he has been there less than 4 months and is really kicking butt! He knew he was doing well but did not expect to be that high up! Great job hunny! We are all proud of you! :)



And earlier this week I posted about Vincent's napping habits, well in true Vincent fashion the next day I walked into him butt naked from the waist down, diaper off laying beside him with poop in it! :) HA! Thankfully the poop was only in the diaper and not all over him or his crib! 

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will update Luke's murmur status next week! :) Again, LOTS OF PRAYERS! XOXO

4 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you all. Luke is such a handsome butterball. I love his precious cheeks.

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  2. Prayers, prayers, prayers. Good job, Jordan. Proud of you.

    Love to you all,

    Mom

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  3. I will be praying for you and hoping for the best. That must have tough to hear when you by yourself but try to stay positive. Tuesday can't come fast enough!

    Ya, your poop seen is what I've walked in on in Abby's room. LOL. Except hers wasn't in her diaper at all just in the bed and she tried to hide it with her blanket. Never a dull moment!!

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  4. It's funny you mention the Backup Plan because Abby accidentally ordered that the other day while she was playing with the remote! I had to call comcast and explain... thank god it wasn't anything worse. I'm going to have to add that to my netflix.

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