I hadn't disclosed this little piece of information yet, but the little one has had a little bit of a heart murmur.
McSoothy didn't hear it right after he was born but when she came back to give him a more through exam later in the day she did. I didn't worry too much since I knew these are pretty common and was hoping it would go away quickly and McSoothy didn't seem to be too concerned either.
He still had it at discharge but we went back to her office on Wednesday that week and it was gone and I felt really relieved that we wouldn't have to worry about it again.
But then we had to go back to her office again on Thursday (long story) and she could hear it that time.
So it is apparently a really quiet murmur since she's had such a difficult time hearing it and McSoothy claims she's a little too good at hearing them actually.
But because we are so lucky, we had to go back AGAIN on Monday and it was still there. McSoothy went ahead and had her office setup the pediatric EKG and an echo cardiogram for today.
To complicate things slightly, we did get an actual pediatrician, so he's not McSoothy's patient anymore. I would have left him at her clinic, but it's almost a half hour away from our house and I wanted someone closer, but I don't know that we can ever do better than McSoothy as far as the level of care goes.
Anyhow, we had the EKG and echo this morning and the kiddo did not want to cooperate. We were waiting in a jam packed waiting room right next to a busy hallway and the kid started to fuss so I got to have my first real go at nursing in public. I slipped into the bathroom to latch him and cover myself and went back to the waiting room. Shortly after that we got called back. It was a nice older woman and she had me finish nursing him hoping that he would go to sleep after. I knew better, but we gave it a go.
He did not go to sleep. I'm guessing that the whole procedure could have taken 30mins but it took us about 2 hours. We tried everything to keep him calm but it came down me getting into really uncomfortable positions with my boob(s) hanging out over him trying to nurse him while she probed him. I don't think it was too fun for anyone but the tech was really nice about it all and luckily I have deleted the word modesty from my personal dictionary. And thank God my boobs are doing better or today would have been impossible... we were doing some pretty interesting positions.
Now the scan has to go to a specialist at a larger hospital to read. The tech did point out a hole he still has but said that they aren't a big deal if they still have a 'flap' or something like that. Hopefully we don't have any serious problems here but I'm feeling really guilty and blaming myself a bit. Babies of obese moms are more likely to have heart problems and however minor this may end up being I can't help but wonder if I had lost some more weight before getting pregnant would this have happened?