Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

Cardiac Update

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It’s been a long time since we’ve had a real medical or heart update here at Charlotte’s Journey Home. That, of course, is a very good thing.

Charlotte and I visited Dr. Young, Charlotte’s cardiologist, today. It has been 6 months since our last check up. I’m thrilled that Charlotte is doing so well, but we do miss seeing our friend Dr. Young more often. She’s been a constant since our pregnancy and is very much a leader of Team Charlotte.

Charlotte flew through her exam with flying colors. She had an EKG and an echocardiogram. She started crying when I pulled the 10 EKG stickers off of her and cried on and off through the entire 45 minutes of the echo. It was very stressful.
The bottom line is this: despite being hysterical during much of the tests, her heart looked just fine. Dr. Young gave me all of the technical information about blood flow velocity and distribution–I used to understand it, write it down, and note progress. Today I nodded, noted that it was all good, and moved on. You see, while it all started with her heart, the reflux and eating issues have become so much more a part of our daily existence.

Anyway, Dr. Young originally said she didn’t have to see Charlotte for a year, then nine months, then finally we decided six months. You see, we decided we couldn’t wait nine months to see each other!

Then we came home and “got fancy.” One of Charlotte’s new best books is Fancy Nancy!

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Author: Culture Bean

I am a mother, a pre-published children's author, and a published academic. I am also a "mommy blogger," though I hate the term. My passions are reading and writing. As a professor, I strive to help my students think critically about the media and culture with which they engage. I've started this blog because it's time I put my money where my mouth is!

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