Jonas is 6 months old! It’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly. At his pediatrician’s appointment, he was 27 inches tall and 16 lbs, 2 ounces. We are still enjoying our solid food fun – so far he has tried rice, oatmeal, bananas (of course!), avocado, sweet potatoes, prunes, and squash; next up is applesauce. His checkup was great and we really like his new doctor, Marcy Swogger. We are concerned, though, about a little problem with his feeds; he has been getting very warm and sweaty and having shaking or trembling episodes. Dr. Swogger decided that we needed to have a chest X-ray done to make sure there are no problems with his heart.
So first thing this morning, Jonas and I headed over to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Grandmama was praying, and those prayers were answered! The traffic wasn’t bad, the complimentary valet meant I didn’t have to deal with the parking garage, and we didn’t have to wait long to be seen. Jonas behaved PERFECTLY during the xray, and held very still (I was at the head of the table, holding his arms up like “sooooo big!” and the tech held his feet) so that they got both films clearly the first time! The radiologist read the films right away, and our doctor called us in the consultation room to let us know the findings.
Unfortunately, it appears on the Xray that Jonas’ heart is enlarged. Now, it’s very common in infants for the thymus gland to cast a shadow in the films that can be indistinguishable from the heart. So on Thursday, we’ll be visiting a pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital for some more information. Right now, I don’t know if it will just be a consultation or if they will do an EKG or echocardiogram.
Please keep us all in your prayers – that we will be full of peace and calm as we wait for the results, and that we will have a nice cardiologist and a good appointment, and that Jonas will be a good patient and easy for them to evaluate.