Monday, June 1, 2009

How Can It Be?

That my little girl is all ready 5 months old. She is growing up way too fast!

She went to her check-up today and she weights 17.5 pounds, so not as big as I was thinking but still in the 90% for weight. The NP was just commenting on how healthy and beautiful she was and then started listening to her heart and kept listening and listening and I knew something must be up. Then she said I'm going to borrow her for a minute and left the room and went and had 4 other Dr.'s listen to her chest in the hall. She came back and informed me that she has a type of murmur that they have never heard before and that if she wasn't so fat, healthy and pink we would be going to the hospital because it sounds so strange. She gave me the name of a Pediatric Cardiologist that we will be seeing next week to determine if it is a normal fine murmur or a congenital heart defect and tells me to try not to worry too much. Yeah right. Needless to say I fought the urge to take her to the ER anyways because I want an answer like now, but I will be patient until we see the Cardiologist. Everything I have read on Dr. Google is not very positive stating that most murmurs heard before 6 months are not normal murmurs but I'm still hopeful.


Emily said...

Oh ANge, I am so sorry to hear this. How long are you going to have to wait to see the specialist? I know that sometimes it can take awhile to get in. Hopefully soon so that you can at least know what you are up against. We will be praying! Love you guys! Oh and PS Hope, Kale and I will be coming to AZ at the end of July! I think my mom wants to have a birthday party for Hopie. So I am hoping you will all be in town!!

The Momma said...

We have an appointment next Tuesday so I don't have to wait too long thankfully. They wanted to schedule at the end of June and I kept calling other people until someone finally scheduled us for next week. There was no way I could wait that long.

We will be here at the end of July so we will be able to see you guys Yeah!! I can't wait:)

Beth said...

Hi Angie,
I just wanted to let you know that I went thru this with Melanie when she was about the same age as your little one. We went to a Pediatric cardiologist at Thunderbird who was great. Everything turned out fine; the hole she had in her heart closed when she was about 4 years old. I will keep you all in my prayers.

The Momma said...

That's good to hear...I'm hopeful it is the same sort of thing that will clear up on its own.