"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cardiology Update

It has been a while since the last post, so there are a few things to update everyone on. First, Conway saw Dr. Bromberg today to check up on his ticker. The report was glowing. His LV function is "brisk" and the RV pressures are completely back to normal. Valve leakage on the mitral, aortic and tricuspid is minimal and not a significant or imminent threat at all. In fact, the doctor said this is the first time he can remember that he couldn't feel Connie's liver (a sign of heart failure that has improved)! He wasn't needing as much power as the pacemaker was supplying so that got turned down to preserved battery life as well. He's happy with his energy level and stamina and sent us on our way until next April. Speaking of April, that is a going to be a big month for us. Mookie will receive her First Holy Communion, Karsten celebrates his third birthday and we will welcome a new addition into the family. I'm a little past 12 weeks along. We hope to find out just after Thanksgiving if it is a boy or a girl. After today's cardio appointment, we stopped by Mercy Eye Center to pick up Conway's new glasses. He still looks super cute, even though we said no to the sport goggles that he was hankering for. His Primary year is 1/8 of the way complete already! He loves school and his teachers. He talks about it a lot and I've even found him playing school at home... something I never dreamed I'd see. It was so cute how he set up math centers and a science lab and he and Mary Kathleen were trying to teach Karsten. He's also taken a new interest in drawing and writing. His handwriting is still pretty rough, but is improving by leaps and bounds just in this short time since the start of school. He walks around the house with a small notepad and pencil asking what he should draw next. He looks like a mini-reporter! We're bracing for cold and flu season. We'll all be getting flu shots soon. He's already had a hint of a cough and needed some breathing treatments. Hopefully his new and improved cardiac function will help him fight off bugs even better. Thank you for continuing to keep our family in your prayers. Conway's prayer warriors are such a blessing to us!