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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kenten's KC appointment 12-17-09

We visited with Dr. Hulse in KC today. The only test run today was an EKG. We talked in great length with Dr. Hulse and made the decision to go ahead with the procedure to correct Kenten's heart. We will schedule the procedure sometime after July 1, 2010 and before the school year begins. As it turns out, his diagnosis is not as scary as we thought. It is not life threatening. Kenten's heart may occasionally beat faster than normal, but the doctor gave us some things to do in case he has another episode. He is able to act as a normal little boy without any restrictions.

The procedure is very simple. We will be in KC no more than three days. The first day will be to visit with the anesthesiologist. The second day will be the procedure. We will be able to go home that day if we want to, or we can wait and go home on the third day. The only issue he will have after the procedure is tenderness and irritation at the catheter site in his legs.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Knowing there are so many people who have lifted our family in prayers has been a huge comfort!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We have an appointment!

I spoke with Dr. Hulse's office this afternoon! Dr. Hulse is the Pediatric Cardiologist we will see at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. We have an appointment for Thursday, December 17. As far as I can tell, Kenten will not have any invasive procedures done at that time. We will be visiting with Dr. Hulse and he will do another Echo and EKG. There may be other tests as well. At this appointment we should find out more information as to what caused Kenten's heart to beat so fast and determine a course of treatment. The appointment is scheduled for the afternoon and I was told to expect it to last 2 hours, so we will not be staying in KC longer than just the day.

For those of you that are in town and will see Kenten, I would ask that you not say anything about the trip to KC. We haven't talked to him about going to see another doctor. Kenten is one that will worry about what they might do. We will talk with Kenten when we feel it is an appropriate time. Thank you for understanding.