Friday, April 10, 2009

Quite a Day

Ah. We began the day today with high hopes and great spirits. And quite the agenda.

First stop: The Cardiologist

As you may remember, Dylan had open heart surgery back in November to repair an AV canal defect as well as a 'surprise' defect called an A.P Window. Today Dylan had a follow-up appointment which included an EKG and an echo cardiogram to see how his heart was faring.

Dylan was feeling quite optimistic about the results.

As he should have been. Whew. We were told that while he does still have a small hole in his heart, it is apparently nothing to be concerned about. As a matter of fact, the cardiologist didn't even mention the whole "small hole thing". I was the one who brought it up and he just waved his hand away and said, "Oh no. That is nothing to be worried about". Dylan does have a troubled valve which has gone from "moderately leaky" to "mildly leaky". Again, positive news. But you know...never in my life did I think I would be so happy about a small hole and a mildly leaky valve in my baby's heart, but alas, I am!! Very much so.

And guess what? We do not need to go back to the cardiologist for one whole year!!

Next up: Physical Therapy

Because Dylan is not quite sitting up on his own, nor is he too thrilled with practicing this skill, his PT suggested that we put him in a laundry basket instead. Um. Say what?



Yep. We plopped him in the basket with towels, blankets and a pillow. He was relatively stable in there and it worked like a charm!

Last stop: The Pediatrician's Office
With everything else going on, poor ol' Dylan also has had a rash for a few days. I have NO idea where it's coming from and the darn thing is not going away. I wanted his pedi to take a look at, but by this point in the day, I, err...I mean Dylan, had had just about enough.


We left the pediatrician's office with the instructions to change our detergent as well as our bath soap. Hm. We shall see.
For now, Mr. Dylan is up in his crib sleeping soundly. As he should be.
And I am soon to follow.

18 comments:

Karly said...

Yay for a healthy heart and the cutest load of laundry ever!

Wendy P said...

Busy day! Kira has a small-nothing-to-worry-about hole, too.

Dylan's scar looks great! I don't think I would have even noticed it in that pic.

He's so cute chillin' in the laundry basket.

Ann said...

I have crazy days like that. So glad you got such good news at the cardiologist. That first pic is the cutest thing ever!

Cathy said...

Great news about the cardioligist appointment. I would love for Lily's doctor to tell us when we go back in June that we don't have to come back for a year!

Hope your little man gets a well deserved good night of sleep tonight!

Ruby's Mom said...

So good to hear that his heart is doing well!
What a great idea with the laundry basket!
He's such a darling!

Angela said...

Yay for good news! We last went to the cardiologist in February and don't have to return until August.

IA with Wendy--Dylan's scar looks GREAT!

AFA the rash, try the Tide Free for detergent. For soap, we use Aveeno Baby Lightly Scented Wash & Shampoo. B had sensitive skin when he was first born but seems to have grown out of it. We also Aquaphor him to death after baths. LOL

http://www.diapers.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?productid=5352&&cm_mmc=cse-_-googlebase-_-null-_-null&cvsfa=912&cvsfe=2&cvsfp=JJ-008

Amanda said...

Wow, that is an exhausting day! I am glad all appointments went well, though!

Rachel Smith said...

He looks adorable in that laundry basket!

Tim and Kelli said...

What a busy day. WTG, Dylan!

Lisa said...

Laurie! He looks so great! The first thing I noticed in that uber-cute first pic is how wonderfully his incision has healed - wow! Love the laundry basket trick too - what a great idea.

Lisa said...

Ooh, he's too cute! I have some great pictures of Bridget in her laundry basket. She loved being in it...and the older kids gave her "rides" by pulling her around our first floor in the basket!

So happy to hear about the good report from the cardiologist...

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

I am so happy to hear that all is going so well with sweet Dylan's heart... he deserves that! I hope his little rash goes away, then all will be perfect huh! He is just as cute as ever, I always love the pictures!

Lis said...

YAY! For great appointments! I am exhausted just reading about your day!!

Tim and Kelli said...

link to the tummy time toy Lindsey was playing with:
http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-10196-LeapFrog%C2%AE-Learn-Groove%C2%AE/dp/B00134O9FY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1239677606&sr=8-1

Wendy P said...

Laurie - hope y'all are doing ok. You have an award on my blog. ;)

Kim Rees said...

So glad you got such great news at the cardiologist! I can totally relate to your enthusiasm upon hearing that Dylan's valve is mildly leaky. Any improvements in Liliana's heart were so comforting to me. I love the laundry basket idea. Dylan looked like he was having a good time in there. So happy that all is going so well for you! God Bless You!

Jeanette said...

Sydney had the same small hole. We will go back and check at her two year appt and see what it looks like. I like the laundry basket. What a great idea.

Amy said...

The laundry basket is a fabulous idea. Glad she gave you that tip. Oh and he's too adorable. Look at his face in that 1st pic.