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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Healthy Heart

I took Victoria to the cardiologist this week because I noticed her sweating a lot last week, even while in a onesie. I just wanted to be sure her oxygen level was okay and that she was doing well in her recovery since we are not scheduled to return to the cardiologist until October.

The nurse checked her blood pressure and oxygen level and both were wonderful. I was relieved! Dr. Mayer then came in to take a listen to Victoria's heart. He said there was no "gallop!" He mentioned prior to her surgery that her heart beating sounded like a horse galloping. So much blood was swooshing around in her heart that the gallop sound was very distinct. He said her heart sounds wonderful and he was really pleased by her healthy appearance as well.

During our visit, Dr. Mayer said we could discontinue her blood pressure medicine. This means that Victoria is no longer on ANY medication for her heart! Praise the Lord! He also told us that her wound looks to be completely healed and that we could start picking her up like a "normal baby" (under her arms)! We have been scooping her up for so long that I'm sure I'll still be hesitant about picking her up under her arms!

What a praise! To go to the doctor for concerns and then to be told she is doing fantastic ... wow! We are blessed to have such a good God who has healed our little baby!

PS - Victoria is now 5-months-old and has gained more weight, which is also a praise. She now weighs 11 lbs 2 oz. I know this seems small, but this is the biggest she has ever been in her little life. All of her doctors seem very pleased with her weight gain and expect it to continue.

PSS - My mom is the beautiful lady holding Victoria in the photo you see above!

5 comments:

cindy r. said...

We're so happy to hear that Victoria is doing so well!

A Life Full of Love said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!

A Life Full of Love said...

One of the blogs I frequent had this beautiful video on it. Thought you might like to watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO911lWVGpQ

This was written by a 13-year-old about her brother.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news. I check your blog often to keep up to date on the latest, and I still have a picture of "Baby Victoria" in my classroom that my kids ask about often. It's so awesome to get to tell small children of the miracles and wonders only our God can do.
May God continue to bless you and your family!
Steve and Jackie Parks

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I'm so glad Victoria is doing so well! :)