Friday, February 18, 2011

2.18.11 - Cardiology Update....good news, thank goodness!!

Liam had his routine cardiologist appointment today - EKG and Echo done.  We are VERY HAPPY to say that everything looks great!  And Liam was a superstar, I think this was his BEST appointment to date.  He was so good...if he could eat cookies, he definitely deserved one!

I was telling Dustin if things could stay the way they are right now, for at least a year, I would be so happy.  Liam is doing great and is gaining weight really well.  He is up to 23.5 lbs and 32 inches. He is eating all sorts of table big milestone was feeding him Goldfish crackers for the first's nice to be able to share a snack with your child!!  He is continuing with the Vital Stim therapy for his swallowing issues.  I have yet to schedule anything with the ENT, but plan to soon.  We are still giving him all his liquids via tube.  In fact, Liam will now see a syringe and say "juice"...since I give him a gravity bolus of juice each day.  He also knows how to put the feeding set together on his own:

I hate to say that the big syringe is one of his favorite toys! (And do you see he is in shorts??  It's been crazy weather, in the 70's here!  I had to go out last night and buy him some shorts and short sleeve tops to wear!)

He is still coughing/gagging some on just his spit, but I think he is teething too because we are all SOAKED in drool everyday!  Is it normal for older babies/toddlers to be so drooly still??  I'm hoping it's not because he isn't managing his saliva properly and that this is normal....I never know what's normal...but I guess "normal" all depends on what day it is!

We did receive some very sad news today.  Dustin's paternal grandfather, "Papaw", passed away this morning.  He had been very ill for awhile and finally went to be with Jesus.  We will be traveling there for the funeral sometime this weekend.  Please pray for his family, especially Dustin's dad and his grandmother, for peace and comfort.


  1. Wonderful news on Liam's checkup! YAY!!! Loved the pic of him playing with his feeding tube. He reminds me of when Logan had his.

    So sorry for your loss. Saying many prayers for comfort for your family!

  2. Great update and CUTE pictures! Carter is 2, cutting molars, and drooling!!!

    So sorry for your family's loss.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear you have lost a family member. Thinking of you all.

    I had to comment about the syringes b/c Will plays with them all the time! I am constantly giving him one to play with to keep his hands busy on the changing table.

    I'm glad to hear the card appointment went well. I've been afraid they would get worse since he's now old enough to protest about having to sit through an echo, etc.

  4. I'm so sorry for your family's loss!

    Yay for a great appointment! Sounds like Liam is doing well in the heart AND weight department...go Liam! (Derrick STILL doesn't weigh 20 pounds and is 22 months old today, lol!)

    Enjoy the warm weather! :)

  5. Hooray for the great appointment! What a sigh of relief!

    And sorry for your loss.