08 December, 2010

Update on Princess' heart!


Just wanted to update you on our pediatric cardiology visit for Princess that we had today!  Let me start by saying… I am in complete AWE and amazement at how the Lord has knit together our hearts!  WOW!  So intricate, so complex… not only that, but he gave ppl the knowledge to navigate it and fix it!  The doctors were amazing!!!  He took A LOT of time talking to us, explaining to us, and even drew us pretty pictures in lingo we can understand!   He gave the analogy that  the circuits (the one that is supposed to be there and the extra one that shouldn’t)  in her heart are like a dog chasing its tail.  Instead of going one direction, they keep going around and around.  The faster they fire, the more the heart has the possibility to “poop” out and shut down!  

First they did a repeat EKG which confirmed her diagnoses.  She does have WPW.  Now at this point, because she didn’t come in with palpitations or increased heart rate (which would have meant a direct ticket right to the surgical unit)  we don’t know how severe or intense  the defect is… we are in test mode!   They did a cardiactric ultrasound to make sure her heart was normal in respect to biology and design.  They showed us she indeed has a heart!!  :o)  A very big one in my eyes!  No abnormalities in the heart were detected.  So the issue is now strictly electrical.

She was sent home wearing a Holter Device which is like a mobile EKG machine that will record her heart rhythms for 24 hours instead of just 10 seconds!  This will give some insight into the daily operations of her heart during a typical day!  Then on Dec. 23 we go back for her to do a running stress test on a treadmill.  At this appointment, we will compile all our information and plan out the road map for the months to come!  Based on the results and findings, we will either do nothing and just watch her, use medications, use medications till she is older, or go straight to surgery to fix it!  It is still anyone’s guess… but we are on the road!

We all appreciate your thoughts and prayers!  Your encouragement is awesome!  We are so thankful that we have a heavenly father that we can go to when we need peace or rest!  

John 14: 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Have a blessed day!  We will keep you updated!

3 Comments:

  1. Dearest Jessica said...
    Praying Kelly! She is such an amazing girl, I know God has her in his hands.
    Largaespada Family said...
    Wow, a stress test on sweet little princess? My goodness! Hope all the testing goes well. God, please protect princess and keep her safe in your arms. Nothing is out of your control and there are no surprises.

    Btw...still trying to find a way to see that show! I think Jarrett and I need a date night! Love the pics you have posted. She is ADORABLE!
    Largaespada Family said...
    Wow, a stress test on sweet little princess? My goodness! Hope all the testing goes well. God, please protect princess and keep her safe in your arms. Nothing is out of your control and there are no surprises.

    Btw...still trying to find a way to see that show! I think Jarrett and I need a date night! Love the pics you have posted. She is ADORABLE!

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