When we were called for the appointment we were in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, but fortunately our area was not as hard hit as others. We kept our power and stayed cozy indoors. But many others had canceled their cardiology appointment and as a result we were fit in fairly quickly and easily.
He took some more images of Buggy's heart, listened to her heart, and checked out her ears, lungs, nails beds, lips, and toes. He wanted to check to see if her hole was closing. It looks like Buggy's hole is smaller than it was two years ago. It was once measured at 3.75mm and is now 2mm. It doesn't cause her any trouble and she can continue playing sports and training for the Olympics ;)
My daughter's heart continues to amaze me. I watch her with her brothers and she has so much love that shines through. She loves her family, she loves God, and she shows Christ's love by giving to others. She prays for her cousins, aunts and uncles, her grandparents, and her friends. She has a hol(e)y heart and I love her.
Praise God for the good news. In two years we will have another check up on her heart, but after the doctor's lengthy explanation on Buggy's heart, I feel much, much better. He also encouraged me to call any time with questions. I am also really pleased that our provider has now included pediatric cardiologists in house. Last time I had to go out of of network. It's nice that everything is in house and all of the records are in the same place. I liked the last pediatric cardiologist, too. When a doctor speaks to his young patient and not over her and then includes mom in all the important stuff, I think it makes a difference. Especially since the young patient will grow up and need to know about her condition when she is older.
I feel very blessed to have my Buggy and to have her so healthy. Praise God for her beautiful heart.