Today, our Miss Ester received some super duper news that made all of our hearts happy.
Today was her very last cardiac appointment!!
We went in for a blood pressure issue, but found out it is something she'll outgrow and that her heart could not be any more normal :)
She wasn't due to be released from cardiac care until 2017, but he was very confident and made it official today.
She was born with 2 holes in her heart, (2) Ventricle Septum Disorders (VSD).
If you look at that image immediately above, notice the wall between the ventricles marked "Septum", it is there that she had her holes.
They found her defect at 24 hours ol, and was in heart failure by 14 days old.
Typically, VSD's will close on their own, just needing to be monitored ever couple of months with an echo cardiogram and EKG's as well as X-rays.
With great care and proper medication, we were able to hold off on surgery till she put more meat on her tiny bones. (A very difficult feat for cardiac patients.)
At 5 months old, she had open-heart surgery. 14.5 years later, she is healthy and thriving!
It's been a very happy day. Couldn't usher in February on a happier note :)
~ Patty ~