Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Kim Update.....

First off, thank you so much for all of your concern and prayers for Kim and Maisey. We appreciate all of the loving thoughts and support that have been sent our way. After our stint in the ER with Kim last weekend, we decided to listen to the doctors and go ahead and check with our obgyn to see if what Kim is experiencing is normal in pregnancy as well as get her recommendation on to where to go from here. All along, Kim has been waiting to hear "Oh, that's completely normal during pregnancy". Unfortunately all we have been able to get is "It may very well be normal, but because of the frequency of the occurrences we want to have it checked into further to make sure that there are no underlying issues." With that being said, our obgyn referred us to a cardiologist in Higley.

On Wednesday, Kim had her appointment with the cardiologist. Hoping to hear the words that everything is normal, she got the other response of her cardiologist wanting to look into it a little further. Since last Friday, the frequency of her heart palpitations have increased. Unfortunately her heart won't act up while she is on a monitor. Because of that, starting this Friday Kim will have to wear a heart pack monitor for up to 30 days. The way that the monitor works is that Kim will wear it, and whenever her heart acts up, she can press a button that will record the 30 seconds leading up to the arrhythmia as well as the occurrence itself. At the end of each day, she calls a phone number, holds the monitor up to the phone and it will transmit the data. That alone sounds way cool and blows my mind how that works. The cardiologist also wants Kim to get an echo cardiogram. That will take place next Friday.

The good news is that other than her potassium level bein on the low side, out of all of the tests that have been run so far, Kim's heart looks and sounds healthy and Maisey is still doing great. The doctors reiterate that they just want to make sure that there no pre-existing conditions or underlying issues that Kim has been aware of up to this point in her life. Here's to hoping that they will find some answers in the upcoming weeks. I will make sure to keep you all up to date as we find out more details.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the update. Praying for you guys. Glad to hear that the heart looks good and baby Maisey is doing well!

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  2. Hey B + K--just wanted you to know that I'm reading and keeping up. I'm going into Ob--so I'm even more interested. Thanks for keeping us posted. MattGrace

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  3. Hey guys, glad to hear baby Maisey is doing well! We will continue to be praying for you guys! Love ya!

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