Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Happy Hearts!!

Beth (14), Matt (7) and Ben (12). I know I've posted this picture before, but it's one of my favorites of all my kids and especially shows a great picture of my "special" boys!! (Click on it for a better view.)

I am behind in my posts, once again, but I did want to give a quick post before I go to bed. Both of my boys had their yearly cardiology check-up today. Matt (who has the major heart condition) is doing just fine. He is on a 24-hour monitor to check his heart function since he's been telling me that his heart has been "beeping" fast occasionally. After he finishes up the 24 hour monitor, he'll be on an "event" monitor for several weeks. (When he feels his heart beating fast, he presses the button on the recorder so it records the episode.) Although I am slightly concerned, his heart function and everything looked just fine, so I feel good about that.

Ben's heart (who has a more minor condition that has not needed any intervention at this point) looked fine with everything being the same as last year. I was feeling a bit worried about him, but all seems to be well. I was afraid of the "surgery" word. He doesn't even understand that he has a heart condition. We just can't tell him because his autism would cause excessive worrying. I am so relieved I don't have to tell him anything at this point.

So, basically, all is well. God is good.

Here is a picture of Matt with his 24 hour monitor from last year. He doesn't like it, but he deals with it like a trooper! He's been counting the hours until we can "unpeel" him. =o)


Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for posting the picture again, I for one hadn't seen it. The one of Matt wired is precious!! Bless his little heart. I'm standing with you in prayer that all is well, and all will be well!

Tracy said...

I'm glad that the boys are not worried for themselves. That would be a terrible way to spend their childhood. You seem to have it under control. I'm glad.

Ruth, Thank you for all of your encouraging comments on my blog. You make me smile!

Karen said...

I'm praying with you, too. I know that as a mother, you worry about those times. I'm thankful that everything is checking out ok. Keep us posted!
Blessings and hugs,

Trella said...

Glad to hear there check-ups went well.

Glad y'all got to come over the other night. We need to plan another day, when I can cook and all.


Jennifer said...

Matt is too cute! I'm sure you could just eat him up. We'll be praying for his "fast beeping heart" as well as the doctors and their knowledge.

It's good to see you post again. I miss your posts, but I know it's summer now so everyone's out and about.

Have a great day!

Lori B said...

I love that picture.
I'm glad your boys are doing well with their heart conditions.
I will remember them in my prayers.
Hugs, Lori

Betty said...

Ruth, I wasn't aware of your son's heart problems.....I pray that they continue to do well....they have a great Mom supporting them and an almighty Heavenly Father who holds them in the palm of able hand....God Bless.....Betty

Christie Belle said...

Aww, this just breaks my heart, but I am so glad that they both got good reports! They seem like such troopers:) I know you are breathing a little bit easier, keep us posted.

Our Peculiar Life said...

great pictures. glad the doctors visits went well and am looking forward to hearing the good report after the monitoring.

Lyndy said...

So glad to hear that both boys got a good report. I know that must be a huge relief to you.

Hugs, Lyndy

Emily said...

Ruth, thank you for sharing about your sons with us. What brave boys they are! It is so true, even when life throws things at us we would not have chosen for ourselves, God still is good, always :). Blessings to you and your dear family!