My computer has crapped out on me, we are in the process of moving and we unplugged it to get it off of the stand, plugged it back in and it's not working. A friend of ours is looking at it for us so hopefully I will be back online tomorrow, for now I am updating from my moms house.
SO, we had Ella's echo cardiogram today. The tech asked me about Ella's heart history and I told her that Ella had a PDA (Patent ductus arteriosus) at birth, we went to the cardiologist in Dallas, Texas at 3 months old and Ella was completely cleared, PDA closed no problems, no follow-ups. So, the tech today starts looking at Ella's heart, about 2 minutes into it she says, "yeah, she has a PDA still." WHAT????? Anyhow she finished up the echo, said that Ella's aorta is "generous" meaning a little bigger but still within normal ranges. She didn't know what they saw on the Upper GI Study. Now we just wait for the Echo to be looked at by a doc, the results to be sent to Ella's pediatrician and then we will get a referral to a cardiologist. I'm not too terribly worried, after all there isn't anything wrong with her aorta (which scared the crap out of me.) A PDA is the "good kind" of hole in the heart (that's what the docs told me when Ella was born,) I'm pretty sure that if she does have to have it closed it's an out-patient thing and not too terrible frightening.
So, there you have it, overall a much better outcome than I was fearing! It's funny how much your perspective can change. Had I learned this last week before her GI study I would be totally freaking out right now, but having been told that her Aorta was bulging in her esophagus the PDA is a piece of cake! I will say however, that I am PISSED that she still has the PDA and yet was given a clean bill of health for her heart. I mean what if she had had problems?? Ugh, one more reason to hate Texas : )
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
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