Baby Braden Petska

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Check-Up Update

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday went well with the doctor visits. We found out at the pediatrician that Braden's growth is right up there within his age bracket (50th percentile). We were very pleased to hear the news. He got his first RSV synage (shot) yesterday. This will help protect him from one of the many nasty cold viruses this winter. He will receive a shot every month until April. Preemies and kiddos with heart and lung disease are top priority for receiving such shots. The doc also noticed a few bumps on his lower gums.....looks like Braden could be teething already...we shall see :-)

We went to Children's and found out that Braden didn't need an echo on his heart just yet. He is now scheduled to have an echo and a heart catherization (sp?) on November 13th. Both of these will give the doctors a clearer picture of how Braden's heart is functioning and how good the blood flow is through the heart. Dr. Ghanyem was very happy to see that Braden is putting on good weight. With this in mind, she wants to push the surgery ahead a little. She actually gave us a choice....before or after Thanksgiving. If the echo and heart cath. on the 13th show that Braden's heart is a-ok, we're opting for the week after Thanksgiving. If the echo and heart cath. show otherwise, then the surgery will be scheduled before then.

We couldn't be happier for Braden's progress. It's always great to hear such positive words when we visit the doctors. Thanks for continuing to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Steph, Rich, and Braden


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FABULOUS NEWS! We are continually keeping you in our prayers and are so glad to hear of this positive Dr. visit! We have been staying away as each of us in turn seems to have a cough or sore thoat, so thanks for posting the pictures. Take care of your little guy and we hope to see him soon!

Love and prayers,

Raymie, Traci, Rachel and Amy

6:17 PM  
Blogger Auntie Sue said...

Wonderful news! He's simply adorable!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, the little guy is looking pretty good . . . BTW - Kristi made me wear the same Halloween "Boo" jumper over the weekend. It looks a lot better on Braden, believe us. - Rog & Kristi

6:38 PM  

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