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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Cardiologist Appointment

My appointment with the cardiologist went fairly well yesterday. The good news is that I am monitor free! Dr. D felt he figured out what was wrong and that it was unnecessary to send me home with a monitor.

The less than desirable news is that he detected that I have a heart murmur...

He believes it will go away within six months of delivering Seth, but in the meantime I will just have to be cautious about having more spells that will cause me to pass out. He says my heart is having a hard time with the increased blood flow and it's causing my blood pressure to bottom out. He said when I go from sitting to standing the bottom (diastolic?) number is falling very low.

Dr. D advised me to avoid standing for any real length of time and to try and keep my feet higher than my heart as much as possible so I can ensure both baby and myself are receiving proper blood supply.

Just to be cautious, he scheduled me for an ultrasound on my heart tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. Hopefully it will just confirm what he already believes and that will be all there is to the matter. I won't lie and say I'm not nervous, but I have faith in a God that knows what he's doing.

I will update tomorrow after my ultrasound. Until then, I hope you all have blessed evenings!



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Franchesca Cox said...

praying for your appointment tomorrow! XX

croleyc69 said...

Praying for you and your appt.

Just Breathe said...

That sounds like good news.
Keeping you in my prayers.

Holly said...

I'm glad it is nothing serious! You be careful now! Can you feel when the episodes are coming so that you can sit down before you actually pass out? Hopefully the murmur doesn't take long to go away once Seth is born.

With Out My Punkin said...

How did the apt go? Glad that its nothing serious, although it does stink that it has something to do with your heart! Take it easy!!!!

Mary said...

Danielle, I am glad to hear that it was a good appointment. You and Seth are always in my prayers.