Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Collins' Heart Murmur

At Collins' 18 month visit last week, they heard a heart murmur.  They only rated it as a 1/2 on a level from 1-6 (6 being the worst), but since Derek had a heart condition awhile ago, they thought it was a good idea to get it checked out by a pediatric cardiologist. 

We had that appointment on Monday and I am happy to announce that everything looked great.  Yes, she has a heart murmur but it's a normal one and nothing we need to be concerned about at all.  Basically, you can just hear her blood running to and from her heart.  Since she has such a thin chest, it's easy to hear. He described it as water running through a hose.  It's normal to hear the water running through the hose but a not normal heart murmur would be a different sound like if the hose had a hole and you heard the water spouting out. 

We won't need to do a follow up and it will be ok if at times they can hear it and times they don't.  She has a healthy heart and that makes mommy and daddy very relieved.  Of course she was their best patient ever.  She got a little antsy during the long sonogram of her heart but they had some pretty neat toys to distract her.


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