Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Post-Op Cardiologist Visit

Daylen had his check up visit with the cardiologist. :)

He weighs 13 lbs and 13oz, and I totally missed if the nurse mentioned his length :( boo.

He got his 1 single stitch taken out - he DISLIKED this but who wouldn't?!

He was also given an echocardiogram and Dr. Parikh (his main cardiologist) said everything looked great. I also over heard him talking to the nurse and mentioned that Daylen's PDA is still open. As mentioned in past post's after Daylen was born, the cardiovascular team discovered from a heart cath that Daylen's PDA did not close (like it does in most babies) and it was acting like an artery which gave Daylen extra oxygen supply. 

They checked his SAT levels and they were 90! WOW!
Finally my baby is getting good oxygen supply and we can definitely tell a difference from before. 
His SAT levels were 70-75 before his hemi-Fontan. 

His medications remain the same, but Daylen is no longer needing pain meds.

He goes back in 6 weeks for another check up. <3

Making silly faces while shoppin w/ his momma.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Past pregnancy related

So I know this is a blog that I started for my son, in hopes that one day he will take over in writing about what goes on in his life and all (if not thats fine too) but I feel this is pregnancy related to when I carried him so I figured it's legit to wright about. <3

As some may know, I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with Daylen. Before pregnancy, I was pretty healthy at 139 lbs and 5'5" which gives me a pretty normal BMI and a pretty slender figure (with flaws of course) so it's not like I was doomed from the get-go to have diabetes. During my pregnancy, I gained a total of 46 lbs (not bad really) and it landed me at 185lbs when I was induced. My diabetes was not bad at all....I was put on a low carb diet and was told to do a lot of walking or swimming. Well I didn't walk too much, and it was winter so where was i going to find a pool???? After I gave birth, I was told the typical thing that I would most likely not need to worry about my sugars anymore bc it goes away for most women..........wrong. Not this girl! I breast fed for the first month so my sugar was completely fine until I stopped. My blood sugars were going crazy but I figured its just my body getting rid of the hormones I had from breastfeeding still. I ignored it for a month or two, althought getting symptoms still of having diabetes. What are symptoms of diabetes you may ask?? Well I had blurry vision, my hands felt swollen, I had "floaters" in my vision, and I was sooo thirsty all the time. I lost a majority of the baby weight right after, about 30 lbs, and now I am down to only needing to lose the last 10 lbs I put on from pregnancy (5 months later).

So here I am today, I met with my OB/GYN to get a screening done because I still have high blood sugar but it is only 2 weeks prior to my monthly menstrual cycle. After my cycle comes, it drops again and becomes normal for a few weeks until its that time of the month again. I don't think it would classify me as a diabetic considering my A1C's are normal, but I atleast want to get this figured out and under control in case I am in the pre-diabetic stage. I am only 24 years old, way too young for type II diabetes :(

I will find out next week what is going on (although he scheduled me to do the test when my sugar wont be high so if the test comes out fine, I may go get a second opinion or ask another test be done at the right time)