February 18, 2010

Josie's heart appointment

Josie had her 6 month annual cardiology appointment this morning and I'm happy to report that she continues to be stable.

She had an EKG and echo without any tears and neither test showed any major changes since her surgery in April 2008. She's now 30 pounds and (38.5) inches tall. She's gained 3 pounds and grown nearly 4 inches since last year's appointment. Dr. Lacina is pleased that her echo appears stable and that her energy-level remains high.

She continues to have quite a bit of back flow through the valve back into the right ventricle and eventually she will need to have this valve replaced. But her valve replacement isn't anything that needs to be done right away. To have another year without any major surgeries sounds lovely!! I couldn't be happier with today's appointment.

PS. Friday evening is Emma's annual school lip-sync. Her group of girlfriends have been practicing their dance routine for nearly 2 months. To my extended family - I promise to post lip-sync pictures on Saturday.


Cindy said...

Yea, Josie!!!
You are such a brave girl! I am so proud that you did so well for mom and the doctor/nurses. You deserve to have some awesome desert tonight after dinner!

Have a great evening of celebration, Kenwards. . .To God be the glory!
Much love,

Courtney said...

Yay Josie! So glad you guys got a good report today and she was a wonderful patient! Give her extra hugs tonight.

Nikki said...

Wonderful news!!
So glad Josie is doing well and made it through the appointment.

You go, Emma. Break a leg :)

Shanna said...

Wonderful news!! Wow! Josie is such a big girl. Praise the Lord for a good report.
I've really missed keeping up with your family since I've been gone. Your CNY party looked like so much fun. The construction is really coming along in your home. AND, my goodness, I LOVE your beautiful craft room..... LOVE IT.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sooo glad to hear that Josie is doing well.
Have a great evening..

Jodee Leader said...

Whoooo hoooo! So glad to hear the great news! Josie looks sooo brave in that picture!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Karin said...

Hooray! That is great news! SaraGrace has a lot of backflow from her valve, too. Let's hope and pray that Josie and SaraGrace will be able to have their valves replaced via catheter by the time they need it done.

Shelly said...

My little Sweet God Baby! I am so proud of you! You are such a big Girl!
Awesome news on the Exam!
Good Luck tonight Emma! Love You very Much!
Aunt Shelly

Nicole said...

YAY Josie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God for such wonderful news!!!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Priase the LORD for good news!
Thanks for the laugh yesterday....

Melinda said...

Great news! I am so happy for you and sweet little Josie! What a brave little girl!

Wife of the Pres. said...

I'm sorry I missed this update! But so thrilled along with you that all is stable. Don't you just love that word?!

She looks like such a big, brave girl with all the wires on! I know you are as proud of her bravery as I am my S!

Many hugs and I'm going now to catch up on your crafty posts … and the remodeling. Fun times!!!