Monday, July 26, 2010

I Heart Sam!

So today we took Sammy to the heart doctor for her 1st check up since the doc had seen her on the day she was born...or maybe the day after {I was on pain meds, so I'm not sure :]}.  Anyway, her doc is at Medical City, so I took Joey to my mom's house to play while Sam and I went to see Doctor Laird!  She did really well during her tests...forgive the quality of the pics, I only had my iPhone :)

When we got to the office, we had to turn in our paper work, driver's license, insurance card and moolah.  Then they weighed and measured her...she weighs 9lbs 2ozs and is 21 1/4 inches long!!  Then they hooked her up with some stickers and wires for some sort of heart test!  This is where I wish Johnny would have been there because he remembers the names to these sorts of things...I call them "some sort of heart test"!!

{Here she is getting her EEG??  I can't remember what it's called, but they measure her heartbeat with this took about 5 minutes}

Then we got moved to a room where we waited for a while for the technician to come get us for the next test...seemed like it took forever!

{Here she is getting her EKG...I call it a sonogram, but I'm sure I'm's what it looks like though!  This test took about 20 minutes, and she was pretty happy the whole time!}

{EKG again...}

Then we were moved to an exam room to wait for the doc, although all the exam rooms were occupied, so we were put in a room with a treadmill in it!  I asked if I was supposed to have her running by the time the doc came in :)  They guy laughed and it made me happy :)  A few minutes and a diaper change later, we were moved to a real exam room to wait for the Doctor.  We waited, and waited, and waited!  

{Sam was worn out!!}

The exam room is so funky, and I know this has nothing to do with Sam, but it always bothers me when we go to the heart doc, so I shot some pics while we were waiting....I was bored!!

{Random sports pics}

{Dog poster and underneath are hot air balloon pics??}

{Why not some dolphin pictures in the same room???}

{Oh, and they are a Christian practice, so there is at least 1 verse in every room randomly placed}

{This is what really bothers me...the sink is so high!  The stroller comes to my chest, and the sink is practically at my shoulders!  Who was this room's decorator/planner????  Random posters everywhere and a sink for giants???  OK, I'm done, back with the news about Sammy :]}

So the doctor finally came in and listened to Sam's heart, and felt her pulse in her neck, arms and feet.  He said that all the tests came back really good!  Her Atrial Septal Defect is closed! Her Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is holding at 20% which means it's not getting any worse! He said she has a small Patent Ductus Arteriosus which is a vein connecting two main arteries. This is present in all babies while in the womb and usually closes completely within a week of birth.  Sam's is closed 90% of the way which is not where it should be, but was not concerning the doctor.  He said she could have it that closed all her life and it would not effect her at all, so not to worry. {I linked all the heart defects so if you want to read about them, you can!!}

All in all, it was a LONG {about 2 hours give or take a little}, but good appointment!

Once we were done, we headed back to get Joey and eat lunch!  I guess Nonny wore Joey out, because she fell asleep on the way home in the car and she very rarely falls asleep in the car!  I'll leave you with this picture, and a thank you to all who have been praying for our sweet baby girl!

1 comment:

Holly (me.) said...

Yay! Glad to hear all went well.