Monday, March 7, 2016

Bentley's sweet heart

Since Bentley was a baby his doctor has mentioned a little heart murmur. There has always been a reason it might be there (ear infection, sick, he's just little...) and we hadn't ever gotten it checked out. He ended up needing to get some shots for preschool and I really didn't want to drive to Snowflake, so I made him an appointment with a doctor at the new Summit Healthcare space here in Holbrook. The doctor there noticed a murmur and asked if we had ever gotten it checked out before. I told him no, but it still hadn't gone away and I would like to get it looked it. He agreed and said by his age (3) most of the "it'll just go aways" have happened. He set us up with an echocardiogram and sent us on our way.
We got the echo done and were told that there is a small leak in one of his valves and because of that his aeorta has to pump a little harder (high, normal range- good news) than usual to get all the blood to flow. Bentley was so good during the Echo, he just watched the screen with his heart and let the tech do his thing. He's such a good boy!

The doctor referred us to a Pediatric Cardiologist to get their opinion. In December we had the appointment with the PC and were told that everything is good, we just need to keep an eye on it. We will go back yearly to make sure things aren't getting worse, we'll just take it one year at a time.

While we were in Flagstaff for the appointment we stopped at the mall where Bentley found himself a girlfriend :) 

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