Hollyhand House

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cardiologist Appointment

       Yesterday we took Anna Riley to see Dr. Carlo at UAB.  First, I just want to say that I am so proud of my baby because she did amazing through all the tests!!  I mean she was acting like such a big girl!  They told me she could lay on me to do the EKG and ultrasound if it was easier but she just laid on the table and was as still as she could be.  And if you know my child, you know she is not still!   She watched every little thing they they did.  The nurses were so good and they were in there blowing bubbles to keep her entertained but finally they stopped because she really was more into what the doctor was doing.  It almost brought a tear to my eye because she was just acting so "big"!
      They did an EKG and then the ultrasound and of course listened to her heart.  Dr. Carlo said she had an abnormal heart rhythm.  Meaning there is a fast beat after each normal beat.  He said the upper chamber of the heart was contracting to make the fast beat each time.  He said it would not be anything to worry about and she could have had it from birth and just now be able to notice it.  He said she would most likely grow out of it but definitely would not need medication or surgery.  He did, however, want her to wear a holster to monitor her heart for a full 24 hours.  He just wanted to get a better idea of when her heart was having the abnormalities or if it was all the time and if there was only one fast beat after each normal or multiples. 
     She did really well with the holter on last night.  We have to wear it until 2pm today.  Much to my surprise, she has not tried to grab at it at all.  But they said to put her in a tight onesie so as soon as we got back that is what we did and she hasnt touched it.  It is a bit bulky just because it has this one part that hangs and on a baby there is no where to put it but she is managing just fine!  
Thanks again for all your prayers!!! 
She is holding the part that makes it so bulky!
Doesn't seem bothered by her new attire...I think she kind of liked it and she thought it was a toy!

It hasn't slowed her down one bit!!

1 comment:

Candace said...

I'm so glad the doctor thinks she will grow out of it, but it makes me so sad to see her wrapped up in the holter! I pray things clear up sooner than later!