He had his echo on Wednesday & did awesome through it. He laid down in the dark room, tapping his foot to the music on his DVD & eating popcorn...livin' the high life!
Dr. Rivera came in at the end of the echo & told me how good his heart looked. He said that it was squeezing well & the leak is trivial. He said overall, he's very happy with how Joshua's heart looks. Thank heaven!
This morning we took Joshua in for his EKG, chest x-ray, blood work as well as consultation. Joshua did really well again. He's such a big boy & I'm really proud of him. The hardest part was the blood draw (as always), but even that went pretty well. He sat there, very brave & offered up his little arm to the tech. He starred at the guy with those big baby blues & I got a little teary eyed. I hate blood draws SO much. He cried, but held still & it only took one poke & no digging. That was the best case scenario.
We haven't gotten the results of the chest x-ray, but everything else was great!
Dr. Rivera said that he is probably just getting out of breath due to the 4lbs he put on, over the passed 4 months. He told us Josh needs to adjust. But, he has no worries. He said, "You do not need to treat Joshua like he's special. He is just fine." What he meant by that is; let him live a normal life, don't baby him. If only he knew the trouble Joshua gets into! The only "special" treatment he gets is that we go easy on him when he's being a dickens!
After all, he's a little boy, and while he may only have half a heart, he does what he pleases!