August 11, 2008

Josie’s Cardiology Appointment

Josie had her cardiology appointment this morning at the Western Michigan Pediatric Cardiology Associates. The whole family went to Josie’s appointment to show support. Josie did amazingly well. She didn’t shed a single tear. She even allowed herself to get weighed without throwing a tantrum. She now weighs 23.5 pounds. She didn’t even mind getting hooked up to the EKG machine. What a night and day difference from our last post-surgery appointment (back in May) where she screamed the entire appointment and refused to leave my arms.

Dr. Lacina can hear residual backflow of blood from her narrow valve and at some point in her life, she may require surgery to replace the valve. For children with her heart condition (Tetralogy of Fallot), it’s not unusal for them to need a valve replacement later in life. The doctor isn’t worried and is very pleased with her progress. She’s hitting all her physical and developmental milestones and we couldn’t be more excited at the changes we’ve seen in our little girl since surgery. She doesn’t even need to go back to the cardiologist until the spring. Woo hoo!


Gwen Oatsvall said...

YIIIPPPEEEE Josie !! What a strong little angel you are ... Praises to the Father for a clean bill of health ... Praying for you !!!!

Mike and Barb said...

I bet she just feels SOOOOO much better, too!
Glad to hear that she was such a trooper during her appointment!!
You go, Josie!
Love, Barb

Shanna said...

What a great God we serve! Praise be to Jesus!
I know this is a very happy day for the Kenward family. We are rejoicing with you.

Nicole said...

How wonderful!!!! Yay!!!! So glad to hear that everything is going well and soooo proud of Josie for doing so well. Give her a hug from Katelyn!

Kay Bratt said...


That is so awesome-- I am relieved the visit was not traumatic for her. That just goes to show you prepared her well in advance and she is trusting of her parents to protect her! The news is great--


Anonymous said...

Life is a great miracle.

Caroline said...

Wonderful news! Thanks be to God for her health and progress. We look forward to watching her continued growth and success! xxoo, The Schaefers

The Young's said...

OH this is SOOOOOOOOO wonderful!!! I am just thrilled. I know Josie feels very secure with you guys too...not to pitch a fit!!! That is SO wonderful. We go back for Sadie's 1 year heart appt sometime in Sept. It's just for check ups...but I still pray everything is good!!! Thank you So much for sharing your wonderful news with us!! God is SO GOOD!!! Have a great week.
Love ya,

Robin Miller said...

God is good and God is great! His plan to bring this wonderful little girl into your life was all a part of the miracle. I am so happy to hear this great news! Praise be to God!
Way to go, Josie! No tears! Wow!

Steffie B. said...

praise the Lord.....we were at the same office today for Emmie....things came out good although we still need to figure some things out with her, but her heart was fine. How interesting that I went to Dr. Lacina's I know exactly where it is...perhaps my heart baby is still out there! ;)

I'm so happy Josie is doing so well.....I remember how hard it was in the beginning for Emma ready to go back to school?

Have a great week....

Tammy said...

Wonderful news and I'm so glad Josie had an easier visit this time!


Anonymous said...

Congrads Kim - glad to hear everything is going well. Do you know if Rhonda had her baby yet? And is so do you have her address? I'd like to send her something.

Nik's Knacks said...

So glad to hear she's healthy and well. And she did so well at the doctor too--way to go Josie!