16 December 2008

Heart Update

I know, I've been incredible lazy the last few weeks. What can I say, lots to do at the moment it being the festive season and all that.

Anyway, Cathal went for his regular 2 monthly(ish) check up to have his heart looked at, and I am pleased to announce that he is doing great!!! We had a target weight to reach (8kg) and he weighed in at 8.27kg. And that's all down to me I might add, he's not a great eater, not a big fan of solids, so yes, I'm proud (see that light? It's me beaming with pride). We were also told that his pulmonary artery has grown a little. BIG JUMP FOR JOY! If it keeps growing little by little, it should make the operation a little less tricky. Surgery should be around spring/ summer. So now we keep waiting.

But poor Cathal, he did not like having the echo done. All it is is a scan, but as soon as Dr.McM put the gel on his chest, he screamed blue murder, and kept screaming. Even when he was dressed and we were sitting at the desk, every time he looked round to Dr.McM, he would start off again. My son knows how to hold a grudge, that's for sure.

This book is good mammy, can't wait to find out what happens


And Cathal met Santa, although he was more interested in pulling the little girls hair. At least he didn't try to pull Santa's beard, he would be on the naughty list for life otherwise!

8 comments:

Nan P. said...

Cool Chair, Cathal. All set up to sit with us for Christmas dinner! ;-)

Elbog said...

That is all great news!
That's one sweet guy you've got there, screams or no screams. That gel is nasty and cold.

My name is Sarah said...

You look so cute with Santa

Sesame said...

That's great news Cathals Ma...he's becoming more aware of being prodded and poked and knows who's responsible...and would you look at the set of him with Santa...wonder what he will bring to you Cathal..lot's of nice things I hope..

Mel said...

You have done well- Luke is 11 months tomorrow and yet to hit the 7kg mark!

Great news on the heart front too- you must be rapt :)

South Dublin Dad said...

Great news and can I say the best Cathal photo ever! What a cutie pie, myself and the missus are giving some serious thought into nicking him! Have a great Xmas!

Cheri said...

Good news on the heart update! Cathal is such a little cutie!!

jazzygal said...

That's great news on the heart update.

Well done on getting the food into him....not easy, I know!

I'm sure Santa was very good to him.

Very informative previous post BTW.

May 2009 be good to little Cathal and may he continue his great progress.