Monday, August 4, 2008

Now we can sleep better tonight....

Today we took Miss Lindsay to the cardiologist to get her checked over because she was sleeping well more than her normal. We found ourselves checking on her in the middle of the night even more than usual to see if she was still breathing, hence not getting hardly any rest at all. Dr. Loker came in special for us on his day off because the other cardiologist was on vacation. He was able to take his time with her and really do the once over on her echo to make sure everything was functioning the way it should. Her heart function looked as good as to be expected considering what she went through a couple of weeks ago and her lungs were clear. THANK GOD!! He had Lindsay go for some blood work as well to check for any type of infection, but otherwise, everything looks great. She just might be catching up from her last episode but we couldn't live the way we were and obviously Dr. Loker was concerned about all of the sleeping so he had us come in for the visit. Let's pray for no infection and that she starts to liven up a little and play more in the next couple of days. Otherwise, we need to go back for a visit. The other thing that concerned me was that she was getting tired eating and that is certainly not her normal. Instead of taking 3 ounces in about 15 minutes, she has taken 3 ounces in about 30 minutes. She just took breaks more often. Tonight was a little better on her feedings so maybe she just had a few lazy days. Anyway, glad we got in to see the doctor and we will cross our fingers that the blood test comes back normal.
We had a great weekend other than the lack of sleep and look forward to actually getting her out of the house this weekend. Just for a couple of hours anyway. She hasn't been anywhere except for her doctor appointments and to my mom's house. So, I think we will take her to her first car show. For those of you that really know my husband, it has been absolutely killing him that he hasn't been to any big car shows this year. So, for his sake, let's hope we can make this one.

Keep praying and that she continues to improve everyday. Our goal: Keep gaining weight! She weighed in at 8 pounds 10 ounces. That is wonderful considering that she weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces when we left the hospital a week ago last Friday.
Thanks for checking in and ready for a good night's sleep knowing the echo looked great.
Love, Suzie

PS Just wanted to let you know that Cruz is saying Lindsay's name now! It comes out...."LILY"
How cute! He will be 2 on the 21st of this month. Time sure does fly!


Anonymous said...

I am glad everything turned out ok so far. We are praying for good results on the bloodwork. Have a good rest and enjoy the carshow.
Love Ute

Anonymous said...

I am glad you were able to get into the doctor and that things look so good. Get your rest and enjoy your outing!