We're going to the cardiologist : (

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Registered: 03-24-2005
We're going to the cardiologist : (
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Wed, 07-17-2013 - 10:25am

The boys had their annual physicals yesterday, and the doctor noticed a heart murmur in Alex that was never there before, so he is sending him to the cardiologist.  I know most murmurs turn out to be nothing serious, but of course I am a nervous wreck anyway.  Fortunately, I was able to get a cardiologist appointment for this Friday, so hopefully that will be reassuring. 

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 07-19-2013 - 10:21pm

Great news!!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Fri, 07-19-2013 - 12:42pm

We went to the cardiologist today, and I'm happy to report that Alex just has an "innocent murmur". He said medically it's just the same as if he had no murmur at all. Yay! 


Oh, and an added bonus is that we finally found out what the weird mark he's had on his chest since he was a baby is. It's like a little spot on his skin that's slightly darker than the skin around it, and I've always wondered what it is. Apparently it's an undeveloped extra nipple. Weird, huh? All the strange stuff happens to him -- the weird dimple at the base of his spine, teeth that developed with cavities in them. He certainly is a quirky kid!      

Thanks for the support!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 11:12pm

I know it is scary! My dd had to get one as well. My mom has a murmur too. They are fine.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 07-17-2013 - 11:02am

Oh, gosh.  How stressful, Laura!  I'm sure it is nothing at all, but please keep us posted and let us know what you find out at the cardiologist on Friday.  Hang in there!