Jacob also had his cardiology check-up today. I know, we are such mean parents, making him go see the cardiologist on his birthday. He didn’t seem to mind to much though.
He was even pretty good through his Echo. He wasn’t too sure about things at first, so they had Paul hold him. But he adjusted pretty quickly and didn’t protest too much when they had paul lay him down. He even got to watch a fun movie. 🙂
Everything looks super they said. He has a slightly leaky aortic valve, which they said is very normal for Transposition patients. They also said that it isn’t something that looked progressive, so it causes no concern and there is no reason to hold him back physically at all (like we could even if we wanted to, heh). The next cardiology appointment doesn’t have to be until he is 4 years old – whoopee! 🙂
We did, however, ask the cardiologist about Jacob’s incision site. There is a recurring pimple that always come back in the same place. It never drains on its own – just gets red and puffy, until I gently press on it and all the gunk comes out. We just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a problem. The cardiologist called in the surgeon and we explained what was happening and showed him the site. He told us it is somewhat common and probably what is happening is there is a cyst or small cavity near the wires. So they will schedule us for a day procedure to sedate Jacob and take care of that. There is no major concern, but it just isn’t a good idea to leave a possible infection site alone, especially when it keep recurring. So we should have that all scheduled by the end of the week.
All in all, things are gowing super well and he is a healthy happy little guy. 🙂
Oh, and to make up for his birthday visit to the cardiologist we took him out to lunch. I think he forgave us over the brownie and icecream. 🙂