Monday, December 19, 2011

Short & Sweet

Those two words sum up a few things!

There was very little waiting this time around, probably about an hour start to finish, so that was good!

Short also describes Nate's disposition:  oh yes, he was not a happy camper!  He had been doing so well leading up to this appointment, even with the role playing we'd been doing at home, but once we were inside the clinic he was a different boy again.  While we were trying to settle him for the echo he even gave me a verbal:  "You are bad!" several times!  But, like usual, in the end we were able to get the tests done.

So where does the "sweet" come in?  Well, of course, when we're putting our jackets on and saying goodbye, Nate was just the sweetest little guy waving and talking to the staff.

And the report was very similar to the last one.  The gradient remains the same, or maybe slightly higher, which shows the band is starting to do some work.  Liver remain normal, leakage is still the same.
She considered coming off the Lasix completely, but given the 'sick' season we are entering, it would be best to have the Lasix to help in case he does come down with every virus this time around!
All will be re-evalutated in April.

Thanks again for thinking of us and for praying!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December, so far!

Does anyone else feel like December brings with it a complete whirlwind of activity?  The Hiebert household has certainly felt that way!  We've been party central for the last couple of weeks and up to our ears in birthday cakes and snacks, Christmas concerts and functions, parties and activities!  I have been greatly outnumbered by a houseful of grade one boys - at a ratio of 14:1....oh yes!  And there also may  have been an event with some very ugly Christmas sweaters involved!!  In all, it's been full of great memories!  And it's been so much fun to enjoy the many traditions and special events of this Christmas season with our boys.

We've been counting down to the celebration of our Savior's birth with our Advent calendar.  Everyday has brought with it some sweet treats and a note, describing that days special activity.  The excitement and anticipation of opening the Advent Calendar each morning has been so fun to watch!

But of course, life's realities still appear in this busy month, so tomorrow Nate gets to take a trip to see his cardiologist.  I am prayerfully anticipating an excellent appointment, with a cute and adorable and cooperative Nate to accompany me!  Your prayers for tomorrow are always appreciated!

Did I happen to mention my ridiculously talented niece took her first solo flight last week?

And my handsome Brady chillin' with his cool cousin after the school concert!