So I have something going on now that is kinda concerning, somewhat serious. I haven’t really been wanting to talk to friends about it yet, so I figured, hey that’s what a blog is for right? To get thoughts, feelings, concerns out there and off your chest? Well, that’s what it’s there for today my friends.
Two weeks ago, we took connor in for an appointment to his ped. The appointment was just for a cold and pretty routine. During the appointment, I remembered some things that had happened over the last few weeks and brought it up to the dr. I told her that his lips had turned blue once and that on more than one occasion, his hands and feet were freezing and red/blue while the rest of his body was warm and normal color. Typically when I bring something up to her, she hardly reacts and tells me that it’s normal, typical and generally nothing to worry about. This time was different. She looked concerned. She told us that she wanted to consult with the other pediatrician at the practice and get us a referral to a specialist. I immediately thought omg it’s his heart. Circulation=heart=Terrified mom. She said that he’s overall so healthy and that she’s sure it’s nothing, but let’s get it checked out anyway. This was sometime the week between Christmas and New Years. So, we got a call and our appointment is scheduled for the 19th of January. The Pediatric Cardiologist office is actually located at Phoenix Children’s Hospital which scares me even more. No parent ever wants to have anything to do with that hospital. Even driving past it on the 51 on my daily drive to and from work is enough to cause my eyes to tear up—and that was before all this heart business. Being a parent is scary business folks. Scary business.