Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cardiologist Checkup

Today Raleigh had his nine month check-up on his pulmonary stenosis. He was born with a critical case requiring a procedure days after he was born, and now he still has a mild to moderate case that the great doctors of All Children’s Hospital help monitor.  He did brilliantly.  Especially compared to last year’s appointment where the boys were sedated for their echo and sonogram.  Here is a clip back to Raleigh’s exam last October. 


We were so proud to see the leaps and bounds he has made compared to not only last visit, but all doctors’ visits in general.  The boys used to scream and cry at the mere thought of going to the doctor after many, many months of shots in a row.  Not any more.  Raleigh seriously charmed the entire staff and all visitors to the hospital.  He instantly made friends with the other boys in the waiting room, in particular a little boy with downs syndrome, which just makes my heart smile so wide!  During the entire sonogram he never moved except a few feeble attempts to help “the man” doing the evaluation.  Here are a few pictures of our visit…you know I cannot help but document every aspect of these boys lives.  Not every day is the exciting, charmed life, but all of it is just as important to me. 

waiting for the dr., our little dr. raleigh gets his sonogram raleigh gets his sonogram (2) 

I am so relieved at how well today’s appointment went.  We don’t have to go back for a whole year.  The nurse set up both boys appointment for next year, so it will be even more exciting to see how they do as three year olds next June.  Augustus, not to be forgotten, had an amazing day with Nonnie at the pool and park.  He was so tired, he was out cold before Raleigh and I got home about 12:45.  I cannot wait to see the boys tell each other about their individual, special days!

Speaking of charmed lives.  We spent the day at Busch Gardens yesterday with Nonnie and a few of our favorite twinkie friends.  The boys had a great time, despite the tortuous heat.  They really enjoyed getting to ride the entire length of the big train around the park.  Still waiting for my new camera, so most of my shots were shoddy at best. Here are a few cute ones for you to enjoy!

PICT0109 rals rhino watching from train (3)  nonnie and the boys ride the train (2)flying - gus practices, rals waves hi giraffe baby close up flamingo photo op!

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