Thursday, June 18, 2009

I had to take Alexis back to the doctor today for another blood draw. The blood they took on Tuesday thickened and they couldn't test it. This time, instead of pricking her heel and squeezing blood out, the doctor inserted a needle and drew the blood that way. And she hit the vein on the first try!!! And bless my little Lexi Lou Who, she never made a peep. Again. Just laid there, sucking on her pacifier, watching the doctor and letting it happen. The doctor couldn't believe how good she was. Didn't surprise me a bit.

What did surprise me, was that Dr. M listened to her heart and said she didn't think that Lexi's murmur was terribly loud. Granted, she hadn't listened to her heart before Tuesday and couldn't compare it to anything, but said she's heard much louder murmers than Alexis. Dr. M said, "maybe the hole is getting smaller." I told her that when the cardiologist listened to her heart, he thought it sounded better the last time. I can NOT get my hopes up and let myself think that she might not need surgery. I have to prepare myself for it. But this little girl has so many people praying for her every day and is on so many prayer chains, that, well...let's just wait and see. We see the cardiologist on Tuesday and return to the pediatrician Tuesday as well.

The most shocking thing was that they weighed her and she was up to 7 lbs, 5 oz. I couldn't believe she'd put on 4 oz in 2 days! Granted, she peed on the scale and when they cleaned it up, she was down to 7 lbs, 4oz.

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