Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A whole hand!

Guess who is a whole hand now!! Yep, Dalton!! My little guy turned 5 on November 4th.
He was sooooooooo excited! Everyday he thinks of new things 5 year olds can do or do better than 4 year olds!

Here are some pics of his Big Day

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Wow, I haven't updated since August.
I'm such a horrible blogger! lol

First a not fun post then a fun post, k?

So I have been diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT for short)

What is SVT?

I never had an episode of SVT until May 2009. I was at work ended up ambulance bound to UT Hospital. I thought it was just an f'ed up panic attack and convinced everyone else that too. Fast forward to August.. I had been given the run around by a cardiologist I won't name.. He told me I was fine..nothing was found. Yet I was still having episodes. I had to have my gallbladder removed and while under anesthesia, I went into SVT. Perfect timing.. it was seen and diagnosed! My fabulous surgeon, Dr. N, stopped my heart with adenocard and I went into normal sinus rhythm. So he referred me to an Electrophysiologist, Dr. H. Dr. H is the best Dr! My first appointment (consult) with him, I showed up in SVT.. heart rate around 180 bpm. They got it on EKG, then proceeded to go through the motions of converting me back to NSR. Not so easy.. ending up having to have an IV (in the office lol) and getting the Adenocard twice. Being awake while having your heart stopped for about 30 seconds is not fun. But the second time worked. I had to lie down for about 30 minutes afterward, once that was over I was told to get up and get dressed. So the nurse leaves, I stand up get dressed and my heart flips back to SVT. LOL Fun times!
They scheduled a cardiac ablation for the next week. Once they got in they realized he couldn't ablate me, it was too dangerous. I was then referred to another EP, this time in Nashville. A week after that attempted ablation, I went to pick up my dr's release to go back to work. I told the nurse about this burning pain I was having in my leg since the procedure. Dr H signed orders for an Ultrasound. Child in tow, we went to the ultrasound. Diagnosis.. Deep Vein Thrombosis.. aka Blood Clot! Greeeeeeeeeeat! I was on blood thinner shots already and still got this. So I spent almost a week in the hospital. I'm now on coumidin for a year. The clot should dissolve itself within 6 months. I went to Nashville on Nov 18th and met with Dr. E. He is great! He is going to coordinate schedules with another specialist. Then I will get a call about the date of my procedure. He says I have a very challenging case.. but the odds are great that he can fix this for good! Yay! So That is my update health wise. Next post will be fun! Promise!