Tuesday, January 11, 2011
3 Week Post-Op Checkup for James
This past Friday, I took James back to LR for his post-op checkup. We had the typical echocardiogram and x-ray, and I'm proud to report that James did great! His heart function is right where it should be, so we can take him off the meds for that. And there was no fluid on his lungs, so no more meds for that! He is now only taking the synthroid, which he will most likely take the rest of his life. The doctor said that his heart has no residual signs of leakage--it's just like any other healthy heart! (With the exception of a bit of gore-tex, of course.) So it was a great visit, and we don't have to go back for another 6 months.
Whew! I know we will encounter other health issues with James, but for now I kind of feel like we might get a little break for awhile. For the first time I feel like I can start planning things, seeing other people, and get back into the groove of things. Of course, it took a few months to get that feeling after Caleb was born, too.
From these pics, you can tell that James's face has got a nice roundness to it these days. He's doing great and gaining weight just great. In the picture below, Caleb was ready to snuggle with James all night long (though I doubt he would have slept a wink!). It's good to see how much these boys love each other.