Thursday, April 26, 2007

All about the heart

So, we had an appointment with Quinn's cardiologist today. He is very happy with the way Quinn looks. Quinn had an echo cardiogram which assessed the function of his heart. The doctor found the hole between the cambers at top of his heart is still open, but he feels that is ok for now. Eventually if it doesn't close on it's own the doctors will close it. Luckily that is not an open chest procedure. It with be another catheter procedure.

As long as we are talking about catheterizations, the next time we go to Boston they will most likely put in another stint. They wanted to do it this last time, but the access to the location they wanted to place it was to complicated.

"Wow, so that's what my heart looks like!!!"

Quinn is now 11 lbs 2 oz. He is still not on the charts for his age, but this doctor looked at something a little different. Instead of checking by age, he checked Quinn's weight against his height. We found that for his height, his weight is actually pretty good. He is in the 25th percentile for his height. So, sorry my son, you are just short. That's alright, I have faith he will be a good height when he grows up.

This is how the echo is done

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And this is how we entertain Quinn during his visits.

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