Joshua wore the 24 hour Holter monitor this past Friday-Saturday. I was a little concerned about the whole thing, but it went very well. I always have expectations that things aren't going to go smoothly, and I always realize that I under estimate my boy. He loved wearing this thing! After it was place on him, as we headed for our car, he sang, "I am a lucky boy, I am a lucky boy, I get a new cell phone!" (he loves to sing & has the funniest little singing voice:)
I suppose it's all perspective. He thought it was pretty cool...fine by me!
Although I won't be surprised if he has to start all over & wear it again because I caught him pushing buttons on his "cell phone" and suddenly the screen changed on the device. I'm pretty sure he reset it. But hopefully I'm wrong & they have usable results.
On another note...today is the first day of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. I wish I had time to write a thoughtful CHD post each day this week, but I don't right now. And maybe some of it has to do with the fact that surgery is on the horizon & I don't want to remember the seriousness of Joshua's condition just yet. I'll have plenty of time to live that reality in March.
There is such a push to spread awareness because CHD's are the #1 birth defect. In fact, CHD's kill more children than all pediatric cancers combined, yet gets 1/10th the funding. The medical community has made great steps with limited funding. Imagine what could be done with real research money! The first step is spreading awareness!