Well, after a heart ECHO (which is like an ultrasound of the heart), an EKG, and labs, it was determined that my heart isn’t where it should be and where they were hoping it would be after 6 months, but surgery is not even on the horizon.
We breathed a sigh of relief. I have been through one and know I could do it again, but I want to just be a wife and mom right now. I don’t want to have to worry about recovering from surgery.
The doctors are concerned that I am still retaining fluid and my percentages (function-wise) are not great, but they feel with time and switching up my meds, that my heart could return to what it was before I was pregnant.
I now will be on a diuretic daily because the doctor couldn’t feel my shin bone until halfway up my leg. I am also going to be taking two meds for my heart, to help with the function of it. I will also have to wear a heart monitor next week for 48 hours to determine if my heart is beating even more irregular than what they saw today.
Is it odd that I love this game plan? Maybe, but I am very at peace with it. I know I need to take a diuretic more often, but the one I was on made me feel weird for lack of a better term. So going on one daily, I am happy. Also, I want my heart to function normally (because I will feel better too), so if that means switching up meds, so be it. There could be some side effects, but they said to just keep an eye on it.
Today, though, was a reminder of God’s goodness. Everyone, I mean everyone, was goo-goo and gaga-ing over Mazy. From the ladies in the elevator to the people in the office. She is our little miracle and today I was able to share my faith about God’s grace and faithfulness in our lives.
We finished off our trip with our heart appointment tradition stop at Chick-fil-A. Mazy was staring at our food – just wait my child, until you can taste the goodness of this place!
God sure is faithful to ALL generations and we thank Him for reminding us of that truth today!