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.