Cardiologist appt. today. - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 06-13-2006, 02:42 PM - Thread Starter
Brinda's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didn't really know what a PFO was. I found out today. He has a hole in his heart, between the top two chambers. When the first echo was done at 2 days old, it was smaller, but he says that was because the pressure in his heart from his lungs made it look smaller. It's a "moderate" size, whatever that's supposed to mean. Apparently the flap of tissue is there, it just never closed. He said it's nothing to worry about and that's it's pretty common, and they usually close up by 1-3 years old, so we have to go back in 6 months, and pry continue it to make sure it does close. If it doesn't, he said they can do it through a cathetar or surgery, but most opt for the catheter nowadays. Soooo... as long as it continues to not cause any problems we just pretend it's not there and keep checking on it!
Brinda is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 06-13-2006, 09:54 PM
Peppamint's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Not here
Posts: 12,881
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Brinda
Soooo... as long as it continues to not cause any problems we just pretend it's not there and keep checking on it!

We'll just believe that it's going to resolve itself then.
Peppamint is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 06-14-2006, 12:11 PM
mamacatsbaby's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Watchin' spooky action at a distance...
Posts: 4,620
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

My baby brother and sissy were born at 7 months with holes in their hearts. They really didn't have any problems from it I don't believe. They'll be 25 this year and the holes closed up a while ago. I'll second the belief that it will resolve itself.

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." ~ Emo Philips tea6.gif

Me, DH, DS1, DS2, November 2012 brokenheart.gif, July 2013 brokenheart.gif, March 2014 brokenheart.gif

candle.gif Waiting on my SunshineBaby om.gif


mamacatsbaby is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 06-15-2006, 12:55 PM
~*max*~'s Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Where The Wild Things Are
Posts: 3,595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
s Brinda, I have known a couple people who have been born w/this, and they lead healthy lives, without complication. I know it must be a stressful time, even though it looks very optimistic. Wishing you all well...

Happy mama of four Wild Things
"And now," cried Max "let the wild rumpus begin!"
~*max*~ is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 21,656

40 members and 21,616 guests
AndyGrajeda , bananabee , DahliaRW , DanielleNZ , Deborah , happy-mama , Iron Princess , justsamma , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , kjbrown92 , lilmissgiggles , lolo77 , MeanVeggie , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , NaturallyKait , philomom , RollerCoasterMama , samaxtics , sarrahlnorris , sciencemum , seap3 , serenbat , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , Springshowers , sren , StarJune , stellanyc , stephaniepifer , SweetSilver , tifga , VioletLove , Wild Lupine , Xerxella , zannster
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.