Just after we got there my sister texted me to see if we were there. She works at Primary's so she was able to come snuggle Tanner before she got too busy with work.
My Dad also came to help me out and provide moral support. It was fun hanging out with Grandpa while we waited.
He had to go to a work thing, but Gwen showed up shortly after he left!
It is so great having such a wonderful and supportive family!
The echo didn't take as long as I thought it would, or maybe I just lost track of time...
Tanner got a new blanket and a cute little hedgehog stuffed animal.
He did really well with the sedation this time. Last time he was so upset before they drugged him up, they almost had to knock him out completely.
This time he went right under and would lay there making cute little babble noises the entire time. It was sad, but cute.
Before we even got out of the echo room Tanner's cardiologist, Dr Minich, came in and listened to his heart and let us know she had already reviewed the images from the echo.
She said that he sounds wonderful other than a little murmur that he has. As far as I have known, he's had that murmur since after his surgery because of the way they repaired him and the blood just flows differently now.
She also said that his repair looks wonderful and she is very happy with how he is doing. She said that she doesn't need to see him again for a YEAR! That next appointment in a year will be for a chest x-ray and an EKG. Then another year after that will be another echo and he will most likely not need to be sedated because he will be better at holding still.
As she was saying this both Gwen and I started to cry because the news was so great!
Tanner was born February 3, 2011. Two days after birth he was diagnosed with a Coarctation of the Aorta. We were Life Flighted to Primary Children's Hospital and it was found there that he also had an ASD, VSD and Subvalvular Stenosis (also called Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)). We were then Life Flighted to Los Angeles and open heart surgery was performed at CHLA on February 10, 2011 at 7 days old. Since then he has recovered beautifully and has been a thriving healthy boy!