Evan had a very good heart check up today. He was very good for his echo and did not squirm too much. I only had to break out the bribe candy at the very end when he needed to look up so they could see his pulmonary arteries. He was especially impressive with his talking.
We bumped in to Evan's heart surgeon in the parking garage on the way to the hospital. It was neat seeing him again and I was happy that he was able to see how well Evan is doing.
We brought gifts for Evan's cardiologist and the nurse practitioner that works with her. Evan saw me wrapping them and knew what was in them. The second he saw the bags, before I could get a change to give them, he was digging in them to get to out the little spinny light thing that I had put in there. The spinny light things are great for entertaining kids while they are having echos, but they are easily broken. I usually bring a few with me to help them keep fully stocked. I also gave them some of the honey we brought home on Thanksgiving.
Evan's heart is looking just fine. He is still having a persistent pressure gradient, but that is not anything new. It is staying the same, so while his cardiologist is not super thrilled that it is there, there is no reason to do anything about it.