Today we celebrate!
Today we are a whole lotta happy!
This morning was Jake’s yearly check-up with his Pediatric Cardiologist. For those of you who are newer to my blog, let me back up a bit, or you can read this blog post for more background. Jake was born with a hole in his heart. The hole is called an “ASD”, or “Atrial Septal Defect”. If left unchecked and untreated, it can lead to a whole host of complications down the road, and so we have been keeping a watchful eye on it since the day Jake was born.
The good news is that these types of holes can often close on their own, given time and growth. Needless to say, however, when someone tells you that your baby boy has a heart issue, you worry. And worry I have done…
Two years ago, when he was only 6 months old, the ASD was measuring 4-5mm. Last year, when he was 1 1/2 years old, the ASD was down to 2mm. Today, at our annual check up, at 2 1/2 years old, THE ASD IS GONE!!! Yep, gone!!
Jake’s heart looks normal. There is no more enlargement of certain chambers. It sounds great. There is no murmur. 2 1/2 years into this journey of worrying, we have been officially discharged from our Pediatric Cardiologist, and I can officially say that I no longer need to worry about Jake’s heart. BEST. DAY. EVER!!