Friday, July 18, 2008

Echo Results


So today Ethan and I went up to PCMC to get another echo to check out Ethan's heart function. I took my camera thinking I would get a cute picture but unfortunately he was very squirmy and I had to help hold him down. So this was taken just after.
But anyway, after talking with our Cardiologist, he says that there is improvement in Ethan's heart function. Our first echo was labeled "below normal", our last echo was " low normal" and today he said he would put us in the "normal" category (for HLHS hearts of course). YEAH!!!

Also, he increased his Enalapril again and said that we didn't need to go back for 6 months! Can I hear another YEAH?!?!?!

I knew that I was nervous going into this appointment but I guess I didn't realize how much until after it was over. I definitely felt relieved while in the office talking with the MD. But I quickly found myself very emotional on the drive home. I guess it just takes some quiet time to let everything sink in. I am pleased to say that the tears today were of relief and gratitude.
I am continually amazed and touched by all of the blessings that I have in my life.
What a roller coaster ride!
---Allison

11 comments:

The Gatherum Family said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!! I am so happy and relieved for you! That is great news to go into the weekend with eh? Have a good one!

The Hood's said...

I don't even know what words to say to let you know how excited and relieved I am! Congrats Ethan (and all of you)! Thanks for the update!

Alison (Abby's Mom) said...

Thank you sweet Jesus! I have been thinking about you guys today and I am so, so happy the results were positive. Sometimes I think being a heart mom is like living in a constant state of PTSD. It's always *after* that I fall apart.

carolyn q said...

In all of this. . .it's wonderful to get some "good news" for a change. Yippie!
Heart Hugs,
Carolyn

Holli and Warren said...

Yeah!!! That is so awesome. I bet it was a huge relief to have great news.

Simmons Family: said...

I am SO very happy to hear about the echo results!!! I know how aweful it is to hear the words "poor function" and I just melt because there is nothing that can be done. What a relief that he is doing so well!! I am thrilled to hear the news!! Did I mention how stinkin adorable he is??

Andrea

Mike & Rebecca said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news!!! I completely understand your emotions... and pray for his continued growth and development.

Hugs,
Mike & family

Kevin & Holly said...

Yay, yay, and triple yay!!!! Sorry I never keep in touch, but things are crazy. We're moving. Long story. But I'm SOOOO happy that his results just keep getting better. That's so great. Have a great week!

Katie said...

I really don't even know how you have done all of this- the idea of it makes my heart ache. I am so glad things are going well. Thanks for your comment today- now, we live so darn close, we need to get together. My august is packed but lets really try to get together soon.

Zaltana said...

HOORAY!! HOORAY! Sooooooooo awesome to read this great news! We are so happy for you guys! It's gotta be a sign of more good things to come!
You're always in our prayers. :)
~Newbolds~

kelly said...

Such good news! Yay!