This morning we drove down to Hope for Olivia's cardiology check up. It's crazy to think this is only the second time they've seen her since her Glenn. All the grandparents, Brian and I had a little pool on weight and height. So without further ado here's where she weighed in today at 6 months and 1 1/2 weeks.
Height: 27 1/4" 90th percentile
Weight: 15lbs 13oz 50th percentile
Head circumference: we couldn't remember except that it's in the 95th percentile
Pulse Ox: 85-91
I was right on the money with the height and everyone was off with the weight. Since she's got so many more rolls these days we all thought she was in the 16lb club. I don't throw out the percentiles to impress - merely to show how far we've come post Glenn especially in the weight and head circumference. Pre-Glenn Olivia's weight was anywhere from the 15-20th percentile and her head circumference was only in the 40s; her sats were usually in the 70's in the month leading up to the surgery.
She is now officially off Lasix but we're adding baby aspirin back into the mix. Since these heart kiddo's are more prevalent to get clots, the doctor feels that he'd rather be proactive. Enalapril is still in the medicine mix and it doesn't sound like that's going to change for the near future. When I asked about it today her doctor said that he'd like her to stay on it and as a preventative measure to keep the heart muscle from thickening. I also took today's appointment to ask about planning for the Fontan and right now she's on pace to be about two before the third (and hopefully) final surgery. We'll have at least one cath if not two before then.
On our way out of the appointment we ran into Olivia's heart buddy - Jonah who is now 10 weeks old and looking soooo good. It was wonderful to sit and talk with his parents about heart baby stuff like it was par for the course. We also went and visited our friends at the Ronald McDonald house.
Best news of the entire day? Olivia is doing so well that we don't have to come back for three months...that's right NEXT YEAR! After all the sad passings this week in the heart community a good checkup was most desired, but this was just the icing on the cake and we couldn't be happier. I for one am relieved and my four day headache is starting to subside.