Today Noah and I spent a few hours at Arkansas Children's Hospital for his routine check-up. I am extremely humbled every time I walk into a Children's hospital. In a place full of sick children real perspective can be revealed. The people working there are amazing and so inspiring!
The day started with an EKG. It took only a few minutes and Noah found all the sticky patches on his chest interesting. Then we went to radiology for a chest x-ray. This is where things got interesting. He was put on a seat built into a small rolling table. His legs hung below the table. Then one nurse held his arms straight up while another put a clear plastic tube around his body that was taped around him. It went from his fingers to his rear. At first he found it interesting, but his interest quickly went to outrage. They wheeled him to where his face was about an inch from the x-ray screen. He was less than impressed. Thankfully it was a short procedure then the cruel and unusual punishment (better known as an x-ray) was over. We then went back to the cardiac unit for an echo. This was the first time he was not sedated (besides when he was 3 days old, but he just slept through it then). With the help of cartoons, dim lights, toys, and a bottle we made it. Noah is one tough little man.
We then waited for the cardiologists. I am happy to say that the cardiologist reports, "I could not be happier with the repair at this point." Yeah God! Noah is healing and doing wonderful. Next check-up will be in 6 months. They are still watching his pulmonary valve that is a little leaky.
Thank you God for being the Great Physician.