Tues. Logan had a pediatrician appointment. He 7 lbs. 15 oz. Which is really good. She couldn’t believe how he was growing. She said that most heart babies stay pretty flat for a while or they just increase so slow. He is growing at a 45 degree angle on the chart so that is really good. We started talking about vaccines, which ones he needs right away, when he should start getting them. And that was it. Pretty uneventful.
Thurs. Logan had a cardiologist appointment with Dr. Patel. He had an EKG and an echocardiogram. He was pretty ornery and I was worried about how we were going to get thru the echo. Sure enough he screamed and screamed and it was very hard to get any pictures. So the tech went and got Patel. True to their relationship (we had a similar experience in the hospital) Patel sat down and started talking and he stopped crying and just stared at him. He knows his voice and was instantly calmed by it. When we were in the hospital last week Logan had been screaming for over 20 minutes and Patel walked in, started talking to him, Logan just started cooing. What? How can that be? We decided we are going to make Patel masks and record his voice so when Logan gets all worked up we can easily calm him down.
The echo showed that his pulmonary artery is starting to narrow and because he is growing so well he is going to soon start not getting enough oxygen. In the next couple weeks Dr. Patel wants to start him on medicine that will hopefully enable us to put off his first surgery for a couple of months. He is hoping to get Logan to at least 4 months old before they do a BT Shunt. This shunt will allow more oxygen to reach his lungs.
Not really ready to start talking about heart meds and surgery yet, but I guess we have been lucky in that we have had a month of (almost) complete normalcy with Logan. OK well, normal isn’t the right word but when we are at home with him (outside of the hospital and Dr. offices) hes seems just like a normal little baby.
Logan in his new swing…