Friday, March 13, 2009
A week ago today, we met with Emma's Cardiologist for her annual exam. She has this because she had pulmonary hypertension when she was born. I was a little nervous because last year they discovered during her echo that her aorta was a little dilated. Emma was pretty well behaved this time and handled it all like a pro. She always gets scared at first, but after some coaxing and loves she calms down and cooperates. Surprisingly, everything came back normal. There is no evidence of any hypertension and her aorta is no longer dilated. Last year her Dr. didn't know why her aorta was dilated, it was kind of a strange thing. I was SO relieved that it had resolved, I almost didn't know how to react to good news. For so long now we go to appointments and always have an issue to deal with. The cardiologist decided to discharge us from the cardiology unit. He wants an EKG done every year, we'll just add that to her yearly screenings that her Peds doctor orders. He said they wouldn't need to see us anymore unless her EKG shows anything abnormal. It was really great to walk out with no referrals, prescriptions, or future tests to perform.