Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cardiology update

It's crazy how much life has changed in the last few years. Two years ago I lived from cardiology appointment to cardiology appointment.  And now we just went a whole six months without seeing the cardiologist, we didnt even check a pulse ox during those six months!!! Our life just kind of transitioned after Parker's last heart surgery (which was 1 1/2 years ago, can you believe that!??). We are so blessed and Parker is doing amazing!

We saw our wonderful doctor yesterday. He is so amazing with Parker and Parker just loves going to see him. Everything looked stable. No changes from his last visit and we go back in 6 months! The only change is that we are going to try his medicine in pill form instead of liquid...because he is a big boy =)

When I told him Parker was playing soccer, Dr. Seib sat me down and wanted to discuss my expectation in regards to Parker playing sports. He said he may be able to keep up now but as they get older his endurance will not increase like the other kids. In a year or two when the fields get bigger and the kids can run longer Parker will not be able to participate. I know this but I think that it was good to be reminded and to discuss what my expectations should be. We definitely dont want to make him sit in a corner but we also need to be realistic. The good thing about Parker and what made Dr. Seib more comfortable, is that he limits himself, he will come sit or rest when he is tired. I think golf is in our future...I love golf!! =)

So, Parker is doing great and the cardiology appointment was perfect!


Lauren said...

I'm so glad Parker is doing so good. I remember talking to you after his last surgery. It's crazy it was 1.5 years ago. I was so nauseated because I was pregnant with Evelyn, and tomorrow she'll be one. Time flies! I'm glad he's loving soccer. =) He's such a precious little boy. Miss y'all.