Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Checking on Natalie's Heart

When we lived in Ohio our pediatrician heard something irregular when listening to Natalie's heart during a visit. He referred us to a cardiologist, and we were told Natalie had an ASD, or atrial septal defect. It's basically a small hole in the heart, but with many children the defect closes on its own. To make a long story short, the other day we took Natalie to Children's Heart Center here in Las Vegas to check up on things.

She was SO good. I knew she would be. She is very well behaved in these types of situations. I actually really enjoyed having some one on one time with her. 

Good news! No sign of any ASD. No need for any follow up at all. It must have closed on its own.

I think for Natalie the hardest part of the whole afternoon was choosing a treat after the appointment. Just TOO MANY CHOICES. She went with good old M&Ms...they have always been her favorite.

9 comments:

Annie said...

That is great news! She is so cute in that little gown.

Noelle said...

Great news!!! I'm happy to hear she's such a trooper!

Kami said...

Sick! I love how much she loves M&Ms. And she is adorable. Loved the photo of her sitting in the chair with that apron thing on. She'll kill you one day for the naked photo of her on the bed with all the things stuck too her. Lastly, so glad that everything checked out okay.

Anonymous said...

That first photo nearly stopped "my" heart. But I knew there was no problems or I would have heard...right?....right? No protecting the over worrying grandma, right? She is one beautiful little girl. Love her.

Tina said...

Oh yay!!! Such wonderful news! And that last photo of her in front of the candy made me giggle! I would have the hardest time choosing as well. Hee, hee!!

Kent and Leisy said...

m&ms are my favorite, too. good choice- natalie!

nye.jessica@gmail.com said...

i'm also glad no asd! y'now, its her normal and unnormal day!

Heather said...

Shannon had the same thing when she was small, but it's all taken care of. Our bodies are miraculous things.

Monica said...

Such good news! I so remember this in Ohio!