Friday, November 14, 2014

All clear from the cardiologist!!

watching while we did the EKG
So I took Ali to the cardiologist today to go over what happened last week. She has been her normal self this week so I wasnt really thinking anything was wrong but better safe then sorry, and it turns out that she is all good. Her pressure gradient is still mild to moderate, there was some concern last time because they were getting different readings for her pressure. But the versed wasnt working that good last time. This time it worked great and they were able to get a good reading. He is happy with how well she is doing. While they were doing the echo he was going over all her old EKG's, it turns out that her QT's are long, but that she doesnt have prolong QT syndrome. He says that he doesnt see that being a problem and that the only thing we need to worry about is what meds she is allowed to take. I have a very long list of those and of course that means that zithromax is back on that list. So that means that the only thing Ali is allowed to take now is Bactrim for any infections that she gets. I know that I should have been so happy that at our last appointment( back in April) he graduated her to a year, but I am happy that we were able to get her in this week. I wasnt ready for yearly check ups, with her being non verbal it makes it hard to find out what is hurting her and what is wrong. We go back in April for our next check up. 

I know I have said this before, but I love this office. Everyone is nice and laid back. They remember everyone also. Heather, the lady who had done Ali's very first echo had to come in and see her because she was finding it hard to believe that Ali was 3 years old. Dr. Loker gave his phone to Ali so that he was able to listen to her heart and was telling me about different apps for my phone that I could download for her. 

Playing with her Cardiologist phone


  1. Thats great that you were able to get in. Why is she not allowed to take certain meds? Broc has no med restrictions except the ones he is allergic to.

  2. Because even though she doesnt have the long QT syndrome, just long QT's, certain meds can mess up them up. So he wants her to watch what she takes and make sure that they dont prolong the QT's.

  3. Having a great cardio team makes such a difference for peace of mind!

  4. Wow that's cool I never knew that.