When you're a heart mama, those are jump-for-joy numbers.
4 (the number of months until Dr. Stefanelli wants to see us again) + 91 (Luke's oxygen saturation percentage) = A very happy mommy and daddy!
Thank you for your prayers for yesterday's appointment. We are giving God glory for such a great report! After the echo was finished, Dr. Stefanelli came to tell me that he didn't have one concern about Luke's heart after seeing the pictures. Ventricular function was great, no blood flow blockage, etc. He also said that he thinks Luke will just cruise until his next surgery (late summer of 2009 or summer of 2010, depending on his weight and oxygen saturation level).
Dr. Stefanelli didn't need an EKG run, or a chest x-ray on our little man, so after his sat check, blood pressure and weight and height, we headed into the echo room. Kris, our echo tech, is so fantastic. And Luke did much better than I expected. He laid with me on the table and watched the Lion King for about 7 minutes before trying to push the ultrasound wand away. Our nurse Jen got another 6-8 minutes out of him by blowing bubbles. Way to go, team! I know I say it a lot, but I LOVE this office staff. I'm so thankful for them!
So we don't head back until the end of September. We couldn't even schedule an appointment that far out. Unbelievable.
"Let me shout God's name with a praising song,
Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks."
—Psalm 69:30, The Message