The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sedated Echo

I know there are still a few of you that check in on my Logan every once in awhile.  An update is LONG over due!
He had a sedated echo the end of March.  We were hoping to find answers as to why he has been needing so much O2 and why his exercise tolerance has been so low.  The good news and the bad news is they didn't find much
We didn't go into the test hoping to find something wrong, but at the same time it would have been nice to find a problem that could be "fixed".  The only change from his echo last year was his cardiac output has decreased significantly.  At first his doctor just brushed that off to the medication they used to sedate him, but now with his oxygen needs increasing and not much changing he is wanting us to try a new medication that might help with that. 
We still aren't sure how we feel about introducing a med that "might" help.  So we will research it more, ask a million questions, and then decide what will be best for our little man (well as you can see he is not so little anymore)!
Can you get anymore Lightening McQueen than this! 
 He was all decked out and waited weeks for this bubble car.  I kept telling him he could have it when we went to the hospital.  He made sure as soon as we got there I made good on my promise.

He fell asleep pretty fast and I just loved his little slippers sticking out of the blanket.
He did really well, and it was a pretty uneventful hospital visit. 
They let us wait in the consult room so even waiting for the doctors and nurses didn't feel like we were in the hospital, and then when it was time for the scary stuff he had been medicated so he didn't remember any of it.