This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Two Bottom Teeth! And Flu Shot.

So I mentioned in my last post that I thought I saw 2 teeth on the bottom just under the gums surface, well I was right. This morning Todd calls me and says that Scarlett was biting his finger and he felt not one, but two teeth! Her bottom two teeth cut through this morning. (no wonder she's been extra fussy lately).

Well, it's about a week away from her heart cath, and Todd & I are both getting anxious. She's been eating less...only 1-2 ounces instead of 2-4 ounces per feed, and she's been pretty fussy lately. But now maybe that's because of her teething? Who knows...

She is just been really alert and curious. Her favorite thing to do is grab my necklace and put it in her mouth. I promptly take it out of her mouth only to have her grab it again and stick it in her mouth again. She's so adorable. I just love her sooo much. :)

Her second favorite thing to do is WATCH TV. Just like her daddy. She'll be fussing and fussing, then you turn the TV on, and her head turns and her eyes immediately fixate on whatever is on TV. She's a regular couch potato.... or couch tater tot, at least.

This morning Todd took Scarlett and Violet to the pediatrician for their flu shots. The doctor had told me on Friday that they are recommending the flu shot for high risk children, which Scarlett is, (and Violet is by default since she lives with Scarlett). Todd said they wer both VERY GOOD during their shots and hardly cried at all. My good little girls. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! I guess now me and Todd have to go get our flu shots next...


  1. I hope the teeth are what is causing her to eat less. We will keep Scarlett in our prayers with the upcoming cath. Its never fun going back to the hospital, even for a cath!

  2. Hi Melodie
    My name is Abby Olsen,my son William is a heart baby.He has AV Canal defect,Pulmonary hypertension,mitral stenosis,he had his first open heart surgery in April.He needs to have several more surgeries to replace the mitral valve.I love your blog Scarlett is sooo cute.