|Here she is getting her EKG....|
a mouth full of snacks typically keeps her pretty happy....imagine that ;)
I know you'd never guess based on her size!
Anyways, we chatted a bit about orphans as we always do, and then he checked her over. Last time he decided to keep her on the Lasix because her liver was still low and palpable and there was just the smallest indication of extra fluid. This time her liver was exactly where it was supposed to be and no indication of issues with extra fluid. So we get to stop the Lasix, which means Mila is completely MED-FREE!! I think she gets a diploma for that or something! He listened to her heart and looked rather confused. Immediately my heart jumped to my throat and I asked what was wrong. He said something to the effect of "I could have sworn she had leak from her VSD patch last time she was here. And I told him he was right, that she did. He said "I don't hear anything at all. Usually leaks don't go away" He even double checked her records. I loved seeing that confused look on his face and thought "That's MY God!" When he finally got to the echo he saw just the teeniest tiniest (definitely smaller than before) lead from her patch. We were told this happens after patching ASDs and VSDs sometimes if it's a big hole and she would just probably have it for life as it was in a place where there really isn't much ability to grow new muscle/tissue to close on it's own and it shouldn't cause her any problems. It doesn't much indicate anything medically that it's smaller, except that God is healing her heart in ways that can't be explained by medicine :) And I think that's pretty cool! He took new measurements for pulmonary hypertension and her numbers showed no pulmonary hypertension any more!!! We were hopeful that the surgery would solve the problem of the pulmonary hypertension but it was a "wait and see" kind of deal. Once he finished the echo, he smiled and said "see you in two years!" I was definitely not expecting TWO years! But I'll take it! Praising God tonight for healing our jelly bean and shining through her!
|Getting so big!|
|Love that smile!|