Friday, April 2, 2010

Here's the update!

Carson had his cardiology appointment on Wednesday. It took FOREVER. . . and I was getting super impatient!!! Shocking I'm sure. But sitting there for over 3 hours is so aggravating!!!! Lucky for me, Jason was able to meet us there and help with Carson. He was getting so tired and sick of being held. We all know how light headed I get with hospital stuff. And Jason was there to help out!!!Anyway, things look fine. She heard the murmur, wasn't too concerned, but still wants to get a chest x-ray. And then see him again in 6 months. So in Utah, I will take Carson back for a check. They ran a bunch of tests on him, hooked him up to a few machines and everything looked good.

I was never too concerned to begin with because I really didn't have any reason to be concerned. I knew that murmurs are common, but since the pediatrician referred me, I figured always better safe than sorr
The cardiologist did ask me if Carson ever has had any episodes where his lips have turned blue. And believe it or not. . . he did.

When he was first born in the hospital I sent him to the nursery. Then in the morning they didn't bring him right in. So I calle
d down to the nursery to find out where he was. They told me he had been taken to the NICU and someone would be down to explain in a minute.

Carson's lips turned blue in the middle of the
night and they thought it was safest to send him to the NICU for some tests. He was still in the NICU for the morning, just for some monitoring, but then they brought him back to me and he was fine. Nothing to be worried about. I think it is all just coincidence. But again. . . always better safe than sorry.

Anyway. . . he does need to gain weight. . . not that he is small by any means, but for obvious reasons with his health he should be gaining. And she said to keep a close eye on that. (I took him to McDonald's yesterday and he ate an ENTIRE cheeseburger. . . onions, pickles and all). So hopefully that will help get him fatter. :) It helps me. :)
There it is. Carson is wonderful.


Megan said...

I'm so glad. I knew he was! I can't believe I haven't met him. Seriously, he looks delicious!

Linda said...

Glad to know the little guy is good. And I'm sure he'll start gaining wait soon. I'm amazed he ate a whole cheeseburger! I'm lucky if Nat even takes a bite of anything.

Susanna said...

That's good news. Even when you're not worried, those things can work you up.

When are you due again? You look adorable!

Will & Cheyenne said...

Hey girl~Happy birthday, BTW. I meant to send you a little note, but forgot. I WAS thinking about you though!!

Glad everything is okay with Carson. I LOVE that name!!

Abbigail said...

I am glad all looks well. He is a beautiful child. You are a lucky Momma and he is a luck boy.

melanie said...

I"m glad to hear they didn't find anything concerning! I'm sure you are sick of doctor's offices after this week. And happy bday AGAIN!

Libby said...

ok the first 2 pictures are so sad! his eyes are heartbreaking!! and then the last picture he is all smiles again. i need to see him. he is just too adorable! hope all turns out good.

happy birthday yesterday. sorry we didn't get to talk really.

Rachel said...

I'm glad to hear that they're not too concerned. He's so dang cute. I can't wait to meet him!

Elise said...

What a brave little guy! Dave had a heart murmur when he was a little boy too. It went away on its own. I hope he doesn't have any more problems! I can't believe he ate a whole cheeseburger!! Oakley will barely finish a jar of baby food!!

Kimo said...

So glad to hear he is alright.

Brooklet said...

oh, the first couple pics of him all hooked up and scared are sad. But definitely the right thing to do, having him checked out. Problems with the heart is not something to take lightly. So glad to hear his is okay!

Jared said...

He is just so darn cute. I am so glad that he is healthy. All those tubes and wires are hard to see on such a little guy!