Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great News!

Yesterday we were blessed with some great news! Last week we took Tessa to see a cardiologist about her heart murmur her pediatrician had heard at her 9 month appointment. Unfortunately the EKG showed that the right side of her heart was working harder than the left side, and the murmur was louder than a usual innocent heart murmur. The doctor thought Tessa could possibly have a hole in her heart that may or may not require surgery later. So we had to take her in yesterday morning to have an echocardiogram done to see if there were any holes anywhere. Tessa did so good getting the IV and recovering from being drugged. It was kind of funny watching her get loopy but so sad as she became more and more out of it. Of course being the wild child she is she never fell completely asleep. She kept trying to move and talk but was unsuccessful. When they were wheeling her up to the recovery room she kept trying to crawl but her head looked like it weighed 100 lbs! It was so funny! Later that day we got the call from the doctor that everything looked great! There wasn't even a small hole anywhere. I'm so happy and relieved to hear that her heart is perfect! The murmur is an innocent murmur after all and nothing to be worried about. We couldn't be happier and are so thankful! We love our little Tessa so much!


This was a picture when they did the EKG. She loved watching the monitor and was so interested in it.

4 comments:

Rogers Family Blog said...

Wow! What an experience. I am so glad she is okay! that can be scary. She is adorable. I am sad we probaby won't see you this year at the balloon festival- I have so much fun with you:)

Shana Smith said...

Wow that is excellent news! We know all too well about heart issues with my wonderful husband! Speaking of which we go again next week! Tessa is so stinkin cute, i still think we need to hook em up when they are of age! So cute

Kim said...

Oh meg! What a scary thing for you guys to go through! I'm so happy you received good news! Sounds like Tessa was quite the trooper!

Natalie said...

WHAT?! I'm soo glad she's ok! How sad to see her with everything all hooked up to her! That's funny that she fought it and didn't go to sleep. She's a tough kid.