Cardiology Appointment

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. 🙂


Filed under CHD, Children, Heart, Jacob, Parenting, TGA

8 responses to “Cardiology Appointment

  1. Happy Birthday Jacob!!! Aren’t presents and cake fun??? Glad you had a good day :)!

    So happy to hear that his cardio check up went well. What a good boy to stay still for an echo! They didn’t even attempt it for Dominic’s 18 mth check up, but went for an ekg (that came out great, so the dr said he he could wait for an echo until his next appt, which is only when he is 3 yrs old!!). I’m sure Jacob forgave you for everything when he got his hands on the brownie and ice cream 🙂 .

  2. Yay! I’m glad he’s doing well! What a relief to have such patient, competant medical staff, eh? I’m glad they’re taking such good care of you guys!

  3. I’m glad everything is going well for Jacob and that they are taking care of that possible infection site. No sense ignoring it if it might cause problems later.

  4. Deb

    Happy birthday to your baby! He’s sitting so patiently. Err. . .could he give lessons to my preschooler? 🙂 Glad everything went well!

  5. I am glad that he had a good appointment. I always bribe Evan with m&ms and Thomas videos when we have to have him be really still for an echo. He still cries though even though it does not hurt at all. It seems like he cries the hardest for the least painful things.

  6. Christine Walsh

    What a wonderful birthday present, to find out that Jacob’s doing wonderfully! Such a blessing:). I am shocked to hear that he stayed still for his echo, what a good little guy!

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Jacob!!!

  7. So glad to hear that Jacob’s appointment went so well and I’ll be praying about the infected place and appointment to take care of that. Loved the pic’s.

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