Monday, February 1, 2016

A Very Early St. Valentine's Present!


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  ~



12 comments:

  1. ohhhh...happy day! That certainly is wonderful news - hooray!

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  2. Amen!!!! God is good!
    Congratulations, sweet friend.

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    1. And February is CHD Awardness month (Congenital Heart Defect). What a great way to bring it on!

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  3. Yay for Ester! And your family! Wonderful news.

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    1. I know, right?! It still feels really surreal, but really good :)

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    1. (Blogger is acting up...now I can comment back...) It WAS so good to hear. I was just telling Sarah (above) that it feels really surreal.

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  5. That IS great news! I am so happy for all of you but especially for Miss Ester!

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    1. Yes! Me, too. We are so very happy for her :)

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  6. Hi Patty! What a road you and daughter have traveled these last 14 years. Congratulations on the fantastic news of her healing so well. This Valentine's Day is going to be an extra special one :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. You know, just the beginning was tough, but once she passed her one year anniversary, things only improved. God is good, and we are very blessed to live in a society with such great advances in this field!

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