Goodbye Heart Murmur?

Thursday, 20 November 2014


On Wednesday we had a follow up appointment for Elsie to see how she has improved since her stay on the Children's ward. The main things they wanted to check were her weight gain and general health since her milk change as well as her heart murmur which was still quite noticeable the last time it was checked last month.

The appointment went really well. She is now 11lb 11oz at 12 weeks which is still diddy to us but is a massive improvement considering how she started off and how poorly she was when she was last admitted to hospital. They are really happy with the improvement of her rash which was quite obviously caused by her allergy to cows milk as it is almost non existent now. For me the biggest thing was her heart murmur. I mean there could be much worse problems with babies so we are so lucky that these are the worst of our problems and heart murmurs are very common even if they do usually heal quicker than Elsie's has. Anyway the consultant had a listen to her heart and is pretty sure that she couldn't hear anything (meaning it would have healed). The only thing they want to keep checking is that her bowels are ok. I'll spare you the details but you won't envy the nasty nappies we deal with a few times daily! 

So she has to go back in around three months where they will check her progress again and the Doctor that she was suppose to see Wednesday (who had been called away and so we were given a consultant as cover) will double check her heart again and hopefully she will be discharged! 

I am so happy that she is doing so well after causing such chaos and worry in her first few weeks! Babies are really sent to test us aren't they?!

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  1. That's wonderful news hunny.
    Such a relief after her rough start....what a trooper xx

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    1. Thank you! We are really happy she is doing so well and is now a happy and healthy baby :)

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  2. That is great news for little Elsie and a huge relief for you I bet! All that aside, I think you start worrying when you become a mum lol

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    1. Definitely a relief, although it was nothing really serious you can't help but worry about them can you?

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  3. That is wonderful news. It must be such a worry for you. Fingers crossed you get a total all clear really soon. xxx

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    1. Thank you, It's looking like that will be the outcome so we are really happy!

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  4. Awww I'm so happy to see this wonderful news :) xx

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  5. Wow, that is fantastic news. Hope she goes from strength to strength now and send love to the whole family!

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    1. Thank you! she is doing really well so we are all happy!

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  6. That is fab news. Mini outgrew his murmur too. FIngerscrossed for you

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    1. That's great to here its quite a common problem isn't it. Happy we don't have to worry about it much anymore.

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  7. ah thats brilliant news! and check out that adorable picture so yummy!!! xxx

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    1. I may be being biased but she is adorable isn't she? ;)

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  8. That is great news it is always such a worry when they are poorly and such a relief when you get the ok! :)

    Caroline
    my-family-ties.com

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    1. Definitely they make you worry about everything don't they?!

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  9. That's fantastic news, you must be so relieved x x

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  10. So glad she is making progress and the heart murmur has gone xx

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  11. Aw bless her, I'm so pleased seh's doing so well.

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  12. great news! You must be so relieved

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    1. I am. Kids sure to make you worry sometimes x

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  13. Fantastic news that her heart murmur has closed. You must be so relieved x

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    1. Thanks. I'm very relieved hoping that she will have a healthy childhood now after everything she's been through x

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  14. It must be such a difficult time for you, but I'm glad her heart murmur has gone.

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    1. It was to begin with. She's given us such a worry, thanks x

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