7 Months Old Today
12:02 pm CDT June 25, 2009
**Apt update- Jasper will have his heart catheterization on September 8th. We look forward to hearing what the pediatric cardiologists and surgeons think about his heart and when the next heart surgery will be ***
What is cardiac catheterization?
This is a procedure to examine blood flow to the heart and test how well the heart is pumping. A doctor inserts a thin plastic tube (catheter) (KATH'eh-ter) into an artery or vein in the arm or leg. From there it can be advanced into the chambers of the heart or into the coronary arteries.
This test can measure blood pressure within the heart and how much oxygen is in the blood. It's also used to get information about the pumping ability of the heart muscle.
Well Jasper is very comfortable being at home! Today, Thurday 25 June is Jasper's 7 month birthday. We are going to take him out to the backyard to look at the hydrangeas. Chris suggested we could eat the cookies he bought yesterday instead of cake, however, someone ate the cookies... so, yeah, maybe it will be just sandwiches.
We need to go in to the lab today and get some blood work down on Jasper, but other than that he has been sleeping a lot and playing. And thanks to the fundo he can pass gas, he seems to be having fun with that.
Have a great day!
in his froggy diaper cover
dad and J
dad & j again, mum's taking the pics, it's hard being in pics when you are a photographer :-)
The family in the backyard garden
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