Been on the road most of the day so only one photo today... sorry. I went to the cardiologist for an echo. Ms. Peggy was there to take good care of me. She showed me my heart and I got to watch it and listen to it while she did her thing. It was pretty neat and kept my attention so that I didn't cry too much! My cardiologist came and reviewed the results of my echo with Mommy and Daddy. Bottom line is he thinks that my PDA ductus is still there and slightly open but that I'm not dependent on it. Due to the complexity of my heart I'm probably better off with the PDA the way it is or closed. The other cardiologist was considering putting in a shunt in the PDA to try and get my oxygen levels up since they've been hovering around 50-60%. This doctor thinks that putting in a shunt would increase my oxygen level but only at the sacrifice of disrupting my natural equilibrium. In other words, it wouldn't prolong anything, but would probably accelerate heart failure due to more oxygenated blood going to the lungs. He believes that due to my VSD hole in my heart, which allows the blue and red blood to mix and be pumped back into the body, my oxygen levels will continue to drop over time until eventually I turn into a smurf! Just kidding! My numbers will probably continue to go down but I could be "stable" in this condition for months possibly years. So... if things continue to go well for a while then we might reconsider, but for now I'm just perfect the way that God made me! Imagine that, right?
After my appointment we went back to Gramma's house to pick up my brothers and we ended up staying for dinner. Gramma's friend Ms. Bonnie came over to visit me too!
After the boys went to bed me and Mommy watched American Idol. I decided to sing along at parts. Most of the time I sound like Peter Pan singing the rooster song!
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