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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Great News!

No pics today, just some fantastic news... Scarlett gained weight! Yeeeee-haw!  I was literally jumping up and down with joy when I saw what the scale read: 15 lbs 3 oz. She gained a 1/2 pound in 2 weeks!  I am so happy, I was doing a happy dance.  The butter helped! the carbohydrate powder worked! the less table food, more milk worked! I know it's only 8 ounces in 14 days, but it's a major improvement from her last visit and she FINALLY crossed the 15 pound mark!!!

Beth (Scarlett's cardiologist) said to keep up the good work and to continue to do whatever we're doing. She was pleased with what she saw and we don't have to go back to the cardiologist for 2 months!!!  Well, she wanted to see her back in 2 weeks, but I said "really?", and she said if I can get her weighed (like at her pediatrician, or elsewhere) and keep track of her weight gain, then I won't have to go back to the cardiolgist for 8 weeks (for the first time ever!).  This is a HUGE deal. I have taken Scarlett to the Scott & Laura Eller Congenital Heart Center every 2-4 weeks ever since she was born. Sometimes I feel like I spend more time there than I do at work! (not true, obviously).

So, to be able to go 8 weeks between visits is a very big deal, and I'm absolutely elated! :)  Way to go baby girl!!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome!!! Glad you get a break between visits...we are on our first long break between visits and it is great! Especially considering the 8 hours in the car to get there and back!! Great job with her weight gain :) Yay Scarlett!!!