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Friday, October 1, 2010

Update on Addison's Heart Condition

If you have been following our blog for a while, you know that Addison was diagnosed with a heart condition called SVT. See this blog post from the 1st time she had her episode SVT People that suffer from SVT have an irregular fast heart beat. When she had her first episode in the NICU, her heart rate got up to the high 200’s. She has had a few other episodes since the 1st one but not as severe. We have been taking her to the cardiologist every couple of months to have her checked out. She had been on medication since that 1st scare that was to control her heart rate but she was weaned from the medication a couple of months back. When we saw the doctor, she said that Addison looked great and since she has not had an episode since she was weaned, they didn’t need to see her back for a year! We are so happy to learn that she doesn’t have to go back and she may be growing out of the condition as well.

The doctor said that as kids get older they can tell you if they are having a racing heart. At this age it hard to know if she is having an SVT episode. We have been told that she will get pale, cry a lot, and refuse to eat. We really haven’t noticed that out of her so I think we are on the way to a more normal life for Addison. We are glad she doesn't have to go back for a year also because she absolutely hates to have her heart monitored and get her blood pressure taken. She screamed the whole time and got herself all worked up to a heart rate of 180 but as soon as she calmed down, the heart rate came down.

Please pray that we continue to have 2 healthy girls.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful bit of news. - Tkeys