The Lusk Clan

The Lusk Clan

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ellie's EKG

Ellie had her 2 yr old well baby visit last week. She is growing well and meeting all developmental milestones. She is in the 90th percentile for height and 60th percentile for weight.

The doctor did hear what he called an innocent heart murmur and recommended we be checked out by a pediatric cardiologist.

Now, typically this would scare me to no end. I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac, especially concerning my loved ones. However, Maggie had been diagnosed with an innocent heart murmur at her three year old check up and everything was fine. So, I was believing there was nothing to worry about now and it was just routine.

We woke early yesterday morning and headed off to Lexington for her appointment.

We had talked about what would happen and practiced what the doctor may do. Also, thanks to Doc McStuffins, she was well prepared for the visit.

Turns out she was a champ! She got compliments from her nurse and her cardiologist both for being so compliant with the directions she was given.

She was measured and weighed then taken back to a room.

There they placed "stickers" all over her chest, sides and tummy for an EKG. After the placement of each "sticker" she touched each one, but didn't try to take them off.

The doctor then came in listened extensively, moving her around, laying down, sitting up, looking up etc.

Sweet Sister helping her be brave

The final verdict was that she is totally fine.

Evidently heart murmurs are very common in young kids, and it is extremely likely that she will grow out of it as she grows.

As we left the hospital I was complimenting Ellie telling her she did so good. To which Maggie responded, "Yeah sissy, you did so good. I'm so proud of you!" They are adorable.

We celebrated her good news and great behavior with a trip to the mall to play.

So thankful for my girls, and great doctors that look out for them.

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