Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Heart Doctor

Parker went for his cardiology appointment last week. He had an echocardiogram done. Our doctor (who is great by the way!) told at that the test shows a decrease in heart function. The doctor doesnt seem to be worried about because Parker is not showing any signs of heart failure. He just told us to watch him and let him know he starts getting more tired or sweating alot. Parker is full of energy and the doctor said he looks great to him. He did want us to leave his g-tube in for another 6 MONTHS!! (Even though we havent used it in a month) He said that if he does start showing signs of heart failure he will need the tube to eat because he will get too weak (just like before his last surery). Again, he doesnt think that is going to happen, but it is better to be safe than have to have another surgery to put the tube back in! Anyways, it wasnt the best news but Parker is doing great! It just reminded me and Dennis that Parker is sick. Sometimes we forget because everything has gone so well. Giving all the medications, worrying about his weight gain, feeding him through a tube, and his big scar just seems so normal to us now! We love our sweet little Parker!!