Cardiologist Visit for March

We had a pretty good visit with the cardiologist today.

The doctor is once again satisfied with her weight gain, but we have to do a weight check again at the end of the month. Because of her heart condition it is normal for her to gain half of what a ‘normal’ baby would gain in a month, so she’s technically doing fine on the charts, but they would love to see her be on the higher end of the scale.

Her heart murmur has graduated from a Grade 3 to a Grade 4. Murmurs are rated on a scale of 1-6 with 1 being the quietest and 6 being extremely loud. During the echo he saw that there is evidence of some repair work trying to be done on the hole, which is fantastic. Unfortunately he does not feel it will be successful, as in his experience he has never seen an infant with a Grade 4 murmur heal itself.

The conclusion of the meeting was very positive. She is still compensating perfectly, showing no symptoms of being out of breath or having her quality of life affected in any way. She does not need immediate surgery and we are still looking at being able to put it off as long as possible for her to mature. No impending need to do anything about it at this moment. He increased her dosage of heart medicine and we will see him again in April for another checkup.

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5 Responses to “Cardiologist Visit for March”


  1. 1 Sarah Hedden March 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Keep up the good work turner girls! =)

  2. 2 stacy March 14, 2008 at 6:38 am

    That is fantastic news. VJ’s mommy and daddy know how to take wonderful care of her.

  3. 3 Chuck March 14, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Veronica is such a strong little girl and has great parents taking amazing care of her!! Keep up the great work!!

  4. 4 Mad March 14, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Great news – so glad that Veej is thriving. You guys are doing an amazing job!!
    Lots of love,
    Mad.

  5. 5 dubes March 14, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    great news beks – I’m proud of you for being such an amazing mom. way to go, Veej. it’s good to hear that someone is healing!!!!


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