Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cardiology update

We have no home internet and won't until next Tuesday so sorry for the lack of updates or checking in on others' blogs. I am going crosseyed trying to read emails on my phone.

Dariya was a trooper at her cardiology appointment. They were ontime which made things go much smoother. She had an EKG and an echocardiogram.

She laid still and was happy as a clam during the testing. I am sure the cheerios helped.

Her doctor, Dr. Kaine has been to Ukraine numerous times to help train doctors over there and had a group of Ukrainian doctors come here to learn. How cool is that? He worked in Donesk.

Dr. Kaine looked at all her tests and said Dariya does have a tiny Patent foramen ovale (pfo). This is the opening that is present in everyone in utereo which usually closes very soon after birth however, 15% of the populations never closes. This is not causing her any problems nor will it probably ever need repair. If repair were needed they would do a simple catheter procedure later in life. We come back in two years to make sure all is still ticking away well.

Thanks for all the prayers.

In other news, Dariya's glasses should be in by the end of the week, sorry you will have to wait for next week so I can upload pics.

Dariya is also jumping on the potty bandwagon. She is signing and saying "papa" when she needs to go consistently. She has gone several days in a row with dry/clean pants at waking times. Yahoo one happy mama here(have you seen the price of diapers?)

Take care and more from our house next week!


The Annessa Family said...

So happy to hear the appointment went well and she has no major issues with her precious heart!


Jill said...

Great news about her heart! Yay! And how fun about the doc that has spent time in Ukraine. That will be great for those docs to go back w/ their new knowledge.

And yes...I have seen the price of diapers. :-( I use cloth for Rachel and Jonathan during the day (I'm not going to be out and about much), and of course disposables for Elijah...not cheap and not fun filling up the garbage can either.

Hope you survive the rest of your time w/o home internet! :-)

Cathy said...

Goad things went well with the cardio appointment. Can't wait to see your girly in her glasses.

Emily said...

Great news!
I am so impressed with her toileting enthusiasm :) Gives me much hope for my training adventure with Josie.
So looking forward to the glasses :)

Cammie Heflin said...

Awesome report! Yeah!!!!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Dariya is picking up potty training fast! What wonderful news that is. I can only imagine how much easier that will make all of your lives.

Becca said...

Wow, no-effort potty training? Would have loved to have signed up for that (we're *finally* there now)!! Great news on the cardio appointment!!

Melissa said...

Yay for a great cardio appt!!

And wow on the potty training. Hope it continues to go smoothly!