Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nathan's Cardiology Checkup

I have to say first that I LOVE Dr. Cowley. He seems to be the only doctor that hasn't come up with a list of additional problems for Nathan at every check up we go to!

Nathan's heart is doing wonderful. He does have a very soft murmur, however, Dr. Cowley feels that Nathan could very well make it to be a young teenager before he needs another heart surgery. Wouldn't that be awesome! We don't have to see cardiology for 1 WHOLE YEAR! For other heart moms, you know what a big deal this is. Its a sign of stability and life becoming a little more "normal" (whatever that word really means these days).

I'm sad to think though that due to Dr. Hawkin's illness (which we have been asked to give Dr. Hawkins privacy and time to deal with before blogging to the whole world about it), he won't be around at that time when Nathan needs another heart surgery. Dr. Cowley said that we were very fortunate to have him work on Nathan because of his skill. Dr. Cowley believes that it was Dr. Hawkin's magic who has helped make it possible for Nathan's heart to be doing so well despite his other "issues" we are dealing with.

Way to go Nathan!

6 comments:

Christina said...

I am glad you got a good report from Cardiology. We saw and talked to Dr Cowley at the Living for Eden concert. He was so nice and it was fun to see him out of the hospital setting.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina

Melissa said...

Wow, an entire year! That is good news!

Tammy said...

Way to go nathen!! what ever will you do with out one dr's appointment to attend I know... go get cold stone with tammy :) sounds good to me. hehehe Also I hope nathen is feeling better!

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

Yea! We should have a party for these boys! Let them celebrate no more cardiology appointments! Maybe after his surgery on May 1st we can have a party! I cant wait for the warm weather!
Way to hang in there Nathan!

Hollie said...

Wow! A whole year before going back to Cardiology! And I thought 6 months was good! Elaina sees Cowley too, and I really like him. Elaina saw an Immunologist prior to her Glenn last year. The main worry with DiGeorge kiddos is T-cell function/response. At that time, Elaina was in the normal range, although it was borderline normal. We haven't gone back yet, but we probably will after she gets home this summer. Be prepared for lots of blood work if Nathan ends up going! Let me know!
Hollie

Dan & Calli Ellinger said...

That is so wonderful to hear how well Nathan is doing!