Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cardiology appointment

Evan had an appointment with his cardiologist today. We went for what I had been told would be a pacemaker interrogation and a blood draw. It ended up being a chest x-ray, a blood draw and another Holter monitor.

The chest x-ray went like it usually does. Evan all excited about looking at the lights and buttons on the x-ray machine then freaking out while he was being held in position and then happy again when he got to look at the lights again. The blood draw was not so fun. His veins are always terrible after a hospital stay so he was a difficult stick. Eventually a male tech held him in a bear hug (I was pooped by then) and was able to keep him still enough that they could hit a vein. I soothed him by letting him drink a lot of juice. Due to Evan still being on fluid restriction liquid is like gold to him. He will do a lot for a drink.

Having to deal with another Holter is a bit annoying but at least I will not have to make another run down to the city. I was graciously allowed to mail it in, at my expense of course but still cheaper than the cost of gas, bridge toll and parking. If the Holter looks good we will get a month free of cardiology appointments. Of course I am still working on getting Evan's teeth taken care of but that is another head ache that I don't want to get into right now.


Michael C said...

I used to like running up and down the stairs as fast as I could for 1 minute in the middle of the day when I had my holter and then not report it on my holter journal, just to test my cardiologist

chelle said...

Sorry the appointment did not go as planned, at least there are some pluses to it :)

Gina said...

Best of luck with that!

Mel said...

My thoughts are with you!

Kristen said...

I hate when you go in expecting one thing and then they want to spring unexpected stuff on you!