Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gavin's Cardio Appointment

Gavin had a scheduled follow up with the cardiologist on Thursday. We were there for awhile, so Gavin had lots of tricks up his sleeve to entertain us. He was Mr. Chatty with some other kids in the waiting room, showing them how to ride the elephants. Pulling his shorts up to his chest, playing "Do this, do this"- Gavin's version of Simon (or Gavin) says and he danced his little heart out in the clinical room and was showing us the "Hook Em' Horns" sign- needless to say we were at the OU Clinic, luckily no one heard or saw him! He is really into football right now and learning all of the "calls" for each team along with the referee signals that Grandpa is teaching him. Gavin had an echo cardiogram and EKG. The fenestration hole that the surgeon put in his heart at the last surgery has not closed so we made the decision to go with a heart cath to close it in December. We should hear from the scheduler any time this week to get a date. No medicine changes, he did get to upgrade to a pill form for his blood pressure medicine which is fabulous for us- insurance doesn't cover compounded medicines. We are ready for the heart cath to come and go and get on with a more "normal" for Gavin. Such as, preschool!!! We are planning to enroll him in January if all is well. Here are some pictures from our adventurous time at the cardiologist. Next post: Little Heart Heroes Night: Gavin goes out on the football field!

7 comments:

The Curtis Family said...

Wow! I can't believe how good his scar looks. I can't wait until Ethan is post Fontan. Gavin looks GREAT!

---Allison

Anonymous said...

Gavin, you look so good! Glad that your appointment went good!

Love, The Voss Family

Jittabug522 said...

I know (at least in our house!) going in for anything is scary, but I just wanted to reassure you that after the fenestration closure Ellie is doing so much better all around. She eats better, she plays better, I dare say even her attitude is better (but that COULD have more to do with her age! LOL). Good luck!! Glad he had a great appointment!

Erin said...

Gavin makes me laugh! I love all of the pics of him "entertaining" you at the doctor's office. Glad things went well at his appt!!

I'm assuming you've taught him to do the OSU cheer - spelling it with his arms. :)

Davis Family said...

Go Gavin Go!!!

Anonymous said...

He can't be old enough for preschool!!! He is my little baby! :(

Anonymous said...

That was AUnt Kiki that posted that last one by the way!