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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cardiology checkup

Zach's cardiology appointment went well today... except for the part about holding him down to remove... you guessed it --- THE BANDAID!!! The good news is that Dr. Raunikar said that we do not need to keep a bandaid on it anymore. Hallelujah!!!

He weighs 30.3 lbs, is 37.5 inches tall, good bp, good pulse ox at 90-92, EKG and echo looked good. He left him on the same doses of aspirin and enalipril and reduced his lasix to one time a day (Yay!!!). The poor kid gets a lot of exercise running back and forth to the potty after taking that lasix!

The doctor said he can start preschool when school starts but he cannot climb on the outdoor play equipment. I will have to check to see if they can accomodate him in that way. The other issue is that he is still on the fat-free diet until the end of the month, so we will have to provide all his food. You can imagine that this "hovering heart mom" is having a hard time with trusting that someone else will protect him from collisions, climbing, and fat-laden food. I also have to compile a list of symptoms for the preschool staff to look for in order to educate them about his condition. Fortunately, he will be at a preschool about 2 minutes away from my school.

Rebecca will be trying out for volleyball at her school next week. She loves the sport and is pretty good at it, so we are hopeful that she will make the team.

Speaking of school, I can't believe its almost here!!! I have been in my first-year-teacher class this week and will be officially starting next week. I am feeling overwhelmed and anxious but I am really excited to begin this new adventure! We welcome your prayers as we make these adjustments within our family.


  1. I'm so glad that everything is going well! Wow....90-92 sats! Yeah! How awesome is that?!

    We're always praying for Zach, and will add the preschool woes to the list. :) Good luck with your first year of's fun stuff!!

    Big heart hugs and prayers always.

  2. Glad that everything continues to go well for Zach!!

  3. You will have my prayers for Zach's angels to protect him well from all harm all the days and nights! What about that oxygen level!! I know you guys are excited about just how great he is doing. Will be praying for everyone's adjustment to your new job, including you! Love to all, Mrs. Yvonne Prov. 3:5 and 6


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