Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Some Cardiology News

On Tuesday, Lorelei made our 6 month trek to Columbia to see Dr. Shuler her Pediatric Cardiologist. She was super good, she let them take her blood pressures in her arm and leg without a problem, get her weight and height and let Dr. Shuler listen to her, and after each thing she asked for a sticker. It was super funny!
Then it was time for the ECHO. She was SO good, even the sonographer said she couldn't believe she was 3 because of how well she was cooperating. We didn't even have a toy! It took an awful long time but she wanted to get the best pics she could since this was her first time seeing Lo and didn't really know her heart.
So then the moment of truth when Dr. Shuler walked in. He said her valve is growing right along with her and everything looked the same and then he dropped the bomb. She will have to have another open heart surgery to remove some tissue that has grown back. He said he noticed it about a year and a half ago but it hasn't grown since then. He feels that is would not benefit her to have that her whole life.
So the plan is to send her pictures and report down to Dr. Bradley, her surgeon, at MUSC in Charleston and see what he has to say. We will go back to see Dr. Shuler in December and see what the plan is and I will let you know what happens.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our trip to NY

We went to NY for the week and Uncle Tommy and Grammie bought Lorelei a water gun. She was having a TON of fun getting everyone else wet but would NOT want anyone to shoot her. It was pretty funny!

We also visited some playgrounds with our cousins.

We went to Grampa Don's land and sat on the tractor.

And rode the golf cart around the land.

I got to see my Grandma, Lorelei's Great-Grandma Charlotte. She will be 90 at the end of the month! Doesn't she look great!

We also met up with some friends I haven't seen in years and their kids and went to the splash pad. We had lunch and played in the water!

She wasn't too sure about the water because it would come up at different times but by the end she played a lot!

Lorelei and Grandpa Don!

She was a little tuckered out after running around with her new friends at the water park. This is how I found her. :o)

We talked seriously with cousin Jack while getting ice cream!

Jack and my sister Jeannette.

We looked at our new cousin, Delaney.

Grammy made forts with cushions.

We played around Grammy and Papa's pool. It was WAY too cold to go in, I am not sure why John is in there!

We played with Jack and new friend, DJ. He is my very first friend's child.

Beth and Jill, yes they are twins, are my very first friends. They are 6 days younger then me and my dad drove their mom to the hospital when they were born.

We ran off all of our ice cream.