Bridget's Day at the Doctor:
The good news is that B, at 19 months, continues to be in the 95th or so %ile in height and weight. She was about 28 pounds but wouldn't sit still long enough for the nurse to get a really accurate reading on their old fashioned non-digital scale. She is also 2ft 10 inches tall (34 inches!) So, she continues to be tall - lucky girl.
The bad news is that her heart murmur is worse, not better. In fact, it got the doctor's attention enough for her to refer us to a pediatric cardiologist. We go next Thursday. She did tell us that the chances of this being something serious are very slim considering the above paragraph about overall health, growth and activity level (very high!). And, she is my ex-stepmom so she would level with me if she were worried... she just wants to rule out the two major heart defects: hole in the heart, and leaky valves. She said if it isn't one of these two things that it's
nothing at all to worry about and she may or may not outgrow it.
She was also *very* impressed with Bridget's signing... and was impressed that we are doing that with her. Now, none of us do any sign language at all, but are teaching her individual signs and she is loving it - and picks new signs up very quickly now.
The worst part about the whole thing was that they had to do a chest X-Ray for the cardiologist. We couldn't go with her, we could only listen to her screams of rage as they strapped her down to immobilize her so they could get a good shot. She was absolutely distraught when they brought her out. It only took less than 5 minutes total from start to finish, but that was enough. Poor daddy was a wreck!! I think she was holding HIM just as much as he was holding her when it was all over with.
So, what was supposed to be a rather routine checkup turned out to be an all day thing. My day at work was a total loss since I never went back. I'm just now getting back on the computer.
Thanks for listening!!