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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Going back to Vegas

So, for the last few weeks, Isaac has been sleeping a little longer and wanting to take naps. Usually, this should overjoy a parent...but, it just didn't sit right with me. Remember, Isaac can't even run...he doesn't do anything that exerts a lot of energy. He just sits in his swing or rocking chair all day....or he's laying on the floor.

As I watch this change at home, I start getting calls from his preschool that he's just laying around on the floor at school too. So...I call our cardiologist. The appointment setter was nice enough to remind me that I was just there three months ago..but, moms know best, and they should see him

Whew. I just know that I'm over-reacting, but I'm ok with that. They get us in that week (last Thursday). Dr Ludwig listens to my concerns and then starts the echo. Then, turns to me and says , "can you be in Las Vegas in the next week or two? He needs to go in for a cath now!"


He said that just since our last visit three months ago, the pressures in his right side have gone up way too fast. He reassured me that it's probably just narrowing in some pulmonary arteries that he just can't see on the echo and Isaac will just need ballooning or stents.
With my luck...all the fatty foods I feed him to gain weight has blocked an artery!!

Dang it

So...we have our cath next Friday (first one of the day...thank goodness). And dr. G knows isaac's heart as good as my Standord favorites. It just scares me to death that it's fairly urgent to get in and start working on it...And his only symptom was fatigue. His Sats are fine, no puking or wretching. It's just weird.

Now....if my nerves aren't torn up enough already. While I was on the phone with the heart center making my appt for the cath, Eli was in the bathroom getting ready for scouts. Something just told me to walk out and look in the garage (while I'm talking to the scheduler)...when I open the door from the laundry room that leads out to the garage...I see Isaac...STANDING in the ROAD.


He knows how to open doors now. And when he sees us getting ready, he will head for the door. I have NO idea how he walked over the threshold by himself ( he's not a good walker), or down the slope of the garage floor or the driveway.


I'm on the phone trying to save his heart and he could have gotten run over by a car.

I do listen to that still small voice. All the time.

I need a nerve pill now.

As for the rest of the family, If Chris can pass algebra 2, he will graduate June 9th ( if he doesn't pass...he will be listening to my nagging all through summer school). Eli is doing awesome in school...and did I tell you that his car won first place in the pinewood derby race? And joe...got promoted. He's now managing over 100 banks.

(I typed all this in my little phone because I'm just too tired and lazy to sit at my desk) and...I don't see a spell check button!

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Stefenie said...

Oh wow! Praying for the upcoming cath.

jencooper said...

SOOOO proud of you for listening to that voice. Continue to listen to it! I will be praying for Sir Isaac. I am glad that you took him in.

Maybe you could use Katie's leash on him?? Hey....he is walking!! Yea!


Way to go, Joe! So happy for him!!

Love all of you.

Sarah said...

Thankful that you listened to your Mommy's intuition! Will be praying they can fix this all in the cath lab. Isn't it crazy how they can appear so well and something so big be going on. I've always been shocked when they say what's going on with Evan as the MOST I see is a little tiredness and short of breath. They are complicated little guys. Big Hugs.

Tina:0) said...

Isn't it funny that people think they know our kiddos better than we do?! Gotta love that Momma's intuition! Sending prayers for an uneventful cath next week, knowing Mr. Isaac will pull through this like a champ!

T n T - K n K said...

i just cant get enough of thiss pic....I keep coming back to get a peek. I can't wait to see him..you!

The Portas said...

Oh man, that mama intuition is so important. You can count on us for prayers for Isaac's cath for sure...for all of you!! And, STANDING IN THE ROAD?! Your heart must have stopped beating! Isaac! Good luck with algebra, Chris! (I hated it, too.) Sending you all much love!! xo

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