Charlotte had her semi-annual cardiology appointment today. (I like to call this the “Remember, she’s a heart patient?” appointment. )
She weighed in at 15.4 k and measured 41 inches (104 cm). Her electrocardiogram (EKG) was normal despite the fact that she cried and coughed through the whole thing.
Dr. Young wants to see her in about 9 months. She’ll have to have an echo and a 24-hour halter monitor (portable EKG). So, now you know our plans for spring break!
And that, my friends, is the Cardiac Update in toto. Did you ever think it could be so short?
Now for the Cardiac Appointment Hi-Jinx Report:
Charlotte tried so hard to be brave during her EKG, but the minute Amber started putting the leads on her legs she began to cry. Crying led to flemmy coughing due to her ear infection. She fussed the whole time.
Once she was calm after the test, we did some coloring. Charlotte stopped coloring and put the crayons in the crook of her bent knees. She then proceeded to tell me that we were pretending the crayons were EKG leads. “We have to put them in kind of slowly,” she said “and then pull them out fast.” Over and over and over. The backs of her knees are covered with blue crayon polka dots.
Right now she’s listening to my heart (with her real stethoscope) and watching Finding Nemo (for the umpteenth time).